How Airhead Is Supporting MATs

Airhead is your Trust cloud strategy

Our Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) customers tell us that, whether you’re large or small, there are three key challenges:

  • Create a MAT brand and culture that brings schools together
  • Promote sharing and collaboration to enhance teaching and learning
  • Offer shared services and central management to reduce costs

Here’s how Airhead is rapidly becoming the cloud platform of choice for reliably delivering these requirements:

Create a MAT brand and culture that brings schools together

Airhead is a Bett award-winning cloud desktop that will bring together all your digital resources in one place and make them available on any device. You can customise Airhead with your MAT brand so it looks and feels like a single cloud desktop for the whole MAT. Airhead can link to any source (or multiple sources) of identity for signing in. It also fully integrates with both Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite for Education. Most importantly, Airhead is very easy to manage and use so that staff and students alike will quickly adopt it.

Promote sharing and collaboration to enhance teaching and learning

Airhead supports collaboration across schools by offering simple methods for sharing digital resources. Airhead has a digital noticeboard for sharing news and a Facebook-style stream called Channel for sharing notices. The core sharing tools are launchpads and flightdecks, both of which can be used for sharing with individuals, groups and roles. They’re easy to create and groups are pre-populated through integration with MIS, Active Directory, Office 365 or Google G Suite which means staff can share at the click of a button.

Offer shared services and central management to reduce costs

More and more services are moving to the cloud and the focus is no longer the Windows desktop. It’s the cloud desktop. With Airhead, you can not only deliver all your web-based resources from one place but, with Airhead 360, you can also offer full applications, like Microsoft Office, in the browser. Airhead 360 brings the reality of server-free schools within your reach. It removes the need to manage the local device – you only need manage the cloud desktop. This is the opportunity to build shared services which will drive down the cost of ICT by removing the need to manage servers in every school.

“Airhead is more than a product. It’s a cloud strategy designed for Multi-Academy Trusts.” Tom Evans, Technical Systems Manager, Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust

Airhead is already supporting positive outcomes for MATs across the UK and we’d love the opportunity to tell you how.

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