Education charity and tech solution announce multimillion pound partnership

The alliance is designed to refresh over 51 school’s IT strategies, improving learning for all pupils, regardless of circumstance

RM, a supplier of technology solutions to the education sector, has announced the details of a new partnership with the Harris Federation – a leading multi-academy trust in and around London.

The two organisations have signed a contract to update all of Harris Federation’s IT infrastructure and devices over the next five years.

The programme of works, worth £26 million, will utilise RM’s network of partnerships to procure best value and quality for the Harris Federation.

The main features of the planned works include: every academy to have a full infrastructure refresh, including increasing wireless points and switches and well as cabling.

All devices will be replaced, including interactive boards, with a standard design that will allow all teachers and pupils in every Harris academy to harness the power of IT, in a variety of ways, to improve the quality of teaching further.

Ensuring cyber resilience and sustainability plans are both supported through a IT lifecycle strategy is also a part of the plans

Sir Dan Moynihan, CEO of the Harris Federation, explains: “This partnership enables the Harris Federation to keep our local Infrastructure and service teams in place whilst also benefiting from RM’s expertise in the field as well as its buying power.

“The combination of improved innovation and reliability that is delivered will transform our IT systems and equipment, making a tangible improvement not just to pupils’ learning but to our teachers’ working lives.”

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