One thing is clear about the future of learning; an environment where education can thrive comes down to high performance connectivity.
The increasing reliance of teaching on technology means classrooms are changing at the pace of technology itself. Secondary schools have moved away from pens, text books and PCs and onto digital curriculums, immersive technology and hyper-connected smart spaces.
To provide secure, digital learning and teaching environments, secondary schools need WiFi that delivers reliable, fast ‘always on’ connectivity to students and staff. This is why we provide our education customers with intuitive, wireless access points that are easy to deploy, configure, and manage whilst delivering dynamic analytics for a smarter and safer network. Designed and configured by our experienced wireless experts, enterprise-grade WiFi will provide your school with unparalleled visibility and control over all your access points, centrally-managed through a single cloud dashboard.
In addition to wireless solutions, we provide next-generation switches that serve as the network backbone, providing client access to network resources, powerful security and SD-WAN and a management system that delivers trusted wireless access and security.
Future-focused, cloud-based wireless networking for schools
- More agile, efficient network monitoring and management, with total network visibility and control from anywhere
- Total device control, allowing IT teams to protect students, locate devices, and enable teachers to keep pupils focused and engaged
- Intelligent analysis at all levels of your wireless network including visualisation of trends and detection of anomalies
- Zero-touch provisioning simplifies deployment even before your hardware arrives
- High capacity WiFi that provides exceptional ICT provision for 1:1 learning programmes and access to online resources
- Remote live-troubleshooting tools efficiently help with any downtime, saving your school time and money.
The impact of legacy networks on secondary school education
Digital transformation in secondary schools presents both an opportunity and a challenge. Using digital technology to enhance the student experience is an increasing focus for teachers, and allows them to boost focus, collaboration and communication, however it relies on more than just deploying devices; it relies on an IT network that can cope with scaling technology. Classrooms have changed enormously in the last 10 years, but many secondary schools are still using networks just as old. These networks are incapable of sufficiently supporting the needs of today’s schools from security to capacity.
Future-ready networks for future-focused classrooms
With education changing in line with technology advancements, secondary schools in particularly need networks that have anticipatory capacity and performance for tomorrow’s EdTech. These future-focused networks don’t just need to offer the highest levels of bandwidth and security, they also need to streamline monitoring and management to avoid IT teams growing at the same rate as the network itself. Cloud-based WiFi networks mean school IT teams can benefit from features that save time and resources, including automated network management, zero touch provisioning, and total network visibility in a single pane of glass.
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Why choose Redway Networks?
We are experts in networking and Wi-Fi for secondary schools and have helped transform thousands of educational organisations across the UK into smarter spaces where learning, teaching, and socialising are supported by future-ready connectivity. We only work with industry-leading partners including HPE Aruba and Cisco Meraki, and our extensive product knowledge means we make even the most complex projects simple.
We’re a partner with Everything ICT – the cost-effective, compliant and convenient procurement framework for education. As suppliers, we’ve gone through rigorous evaluations on areas like value for money, innovation, customer service, insurance cover, compliance with relevant legislations and case study/reference checks. We understand the process involved in working to frameworks and can offer an end-to-end service around your needs and timescales, flexing to fit.
From your initial conversation with us, through to ongoing network support, our extensive experience in education means we understand the specific financial, operational and educational requirements of secondary schools, and we focus on delivering an end-to-end service that is bespoke at every stage.
Not sure where to start with your secondary school WiFi?
Improving WiFi performances requires a thorough understanding of how your wireless network is performing. Our WiFi engineers have vast amounts of experience in improving network performance, whether you’re looking to fault-find and fix, design a new network or maintain an existing one.