OAK Trees MAT
Mission: Strengthen Oak Trees Multi-Academy Trust through:
– improved tech infrastructure and support
– embedded computing and technology across the curriculum
– tailored media services
Awarded: Most Improved MAT, 2023
“hi-impact support the Trust both operationally and strategically. All our MAT schools are positive about the hi-impact team and agree that the service is excellent value for money.” – Oak Trees MAT
Client Industry: Public Sector Education
Challenge: Empower the MAT to adapt to the evolving demands of the academy landscape by a multi-faceted approach:
- streamlining state of the art technical infrastructure across the trust
- integrating computing and technology across the curriculum and
- elevating its brand presence for marketing purposes.
- A dedicated technician for each school to provide IT support.
- Uniformity across all management systems through enhanced IT infrastructure and support.
- Improved operational efficiency and enhanced user experience.
- Curriculum enrichment across the Trust with advanced integration.
- A bespoke curriculum programme to support each school.
- Continuous professional development (CPD) for teachers.
- A comprehensive media and marketing package.
- Website redesign and improved marketing collateral.
- Greater visibility and brand presence across the trust.
The transition from mainstream schools to academies is anticipated to increase over the next few years. With the increasing need for greater school autonomy and improved student outcomes, academy trusts must remain adaptable and forward-thinking to effectively respond to these demands.
After looking at the client’s needs and long-term goals, our team developed a strategic framework for improving their technical, curriculum and marketing capabilities
Tech Procurement, Infrastructure and Support
hi-impact were able to support all member schools of the trust to ensure all technical products and services were streamlined ensuring consistency. We executed a strategic approach with each member school ensuring they receive the attention they deserve.
- In terms of procurement, we provided technical audits, an ICT Strategy, hardware replacement, hardware upgrades, software, product licensing and anti-virus.
- For infrastructure, hi-impact provided data cabling, internet connectivity, WiFi upgrades, internet filtering, audio-visual systems, print and copy solutions and VoIP.
- hi-impact also offers ongoing tech support through SaaS, device management, hardware maintenance, diagnostic repairs, software support, a dedicated technician for each school and remote tech support.
This streamlined method has not only brought consistency to systems management across the trust, but has also provided exceptional network expertise.
Integrating Computing and Technology across the Curriculum
Our curriculum consultants provided a personalised service tailored to the unique needs of each member school. We worked closely with these schools to identify their curriculum needs across various subjects.
- We support the schools through subject leader support, a computing curriculum and an integration of tech across all subjects.
- We support the teachers through perpetual staff skills audits, CPD Opportunities and teaching resources.
- We support the students through enhancement days, enrichment workshops and specialist STEM Projects.
To meet their marketing goals, our creative team executed a comprehensive brand transformation. This involved creating a new website, refreshing the logo, developing a new library of photography and producing a promotional film tailored to draw in new schools to the MAT. With hi-impact’s support, Oak Trees MAT now delivers a more streamlined brand , ensuring consistency and unity across all member schools.
Through streamlined technical support, tailored integration of computing and technology across the curriculum to meet each school’s needs and marketing solutions, we’ve helped strengthen the Oak Trees MAT. Today, it boasts a robust operational system, providing valuable support to its current schools, along with a compelling visual brand to attract new members.