Telephone Systems for Schools

Effective communication is central to a good learning experience. The right telephone system can support and enhance the day-to-day running of a school, meaning that all parties are kept connected and informed.

Teachers, students, staff and parents are all able to correspond in a cost effective and timely manner ensuring that all aspects of school life are supported.

 

Why do schools need effective telephone systems?

  • Communication between parents, pupils, and staff is crucial for the effective running of a school. A phone system would enhance the communication but at the same time reduce the time it takes to notify any member of staff or parent.
  • Time is crucial for reception and teaching staff, so a good phone system is required to maximise efficiency.
  • Featured such as call tracking and recording improve security and can prevent future incidents by passing data onto authorities for further action.
  • With an effective phone system that is designed for a school there would be less user error although still being a more complex system.

 

The benefits of upgrading your telephone system

  • Enhanced call handling – Callers will be able to reach the person they need the first time they call.
  • Timely staff/parent communication – We have a number of solutions available, some which allow for SMS communication and appointment reminders.
  • Student engagement – Depending on the school; audio, web and video lessons can make the curriculum more engaging for students. With a telephone system, teachers can maintain communication with students even when they are off sick.
  • Cost saving – Depending on how complex the solution, a new telephone system can save schools a substantial amount of money in the long run. At PRP Telecom, we also develop bespoke packages that include maintenance and support, ideal for schools.

 

The common challenges Schools face when deciding to upgrade their telephone system.

  • Costs – Funding cuts are prominent right now with money going towards teaching materials first rather than school systems.
    Schools are also given the idea that a new telephone system will be way over their small budget but there are systems to suit all budgets.
  • Complexity – As teachers, receptionists, and other school staff have to use the system, there are concerns that a new phone system would be too complicated for everyone to learn. This is also a myth as these systems have been designed to undertake many complex tasks but in a simple and user-friendly way, so anyone can pick up the handset and use it straight away.

 

Why choose a PRP Telecom telephone system?

Here at PRP Telecom we can help you to overcome those challenges with a simple to integrate and cost effective telephone system solution.

Key benefits include:

  • Future proofing – Our flexible systems lay the foundations for future growth, allowing for more solutions to be added as your needs evolve.
  • Reduced running costs – Some of our handsets can implement centralised cost tracking, security alerts and departmental billing.
  • Seamless installation – PRP Telecom specialise in the installation of Samsung Business Telephone systems and VoIP solutions. Our system design consultants and project managers will evaluate and recommend solutions specifically tailored to each school’s requirements.
  • Ongoing support and maintenance – Whether you are looking for a standard maintenance contract or a bespoke 24-hour contract, we can provide you with a telephone system maintenance contract to suit you and your school’s requirements.