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VoIP for Schools

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VoIP for Schools

Effective communication is essential for all schools and academies. With Midshire Telecom VoIP for schools, we provide a range of telephone systems assisting staff in managing the learning environment, enabling teachers to concentrate on areas where they are most effective, delivering quality education.

Tighter budgets have become an everyday reality for most schools, so it’s vitally important that allocated funds are not wasted on an inefficient telephone system. With this in mind, we have a range of cost-effective VoIP telephone systems and flexible payment options to suit your school.

With the impending switch-off of the ISDN service by BT Openreach in 2025, schools are making the switch to VoIP. Switching to a new school telephone system based on this technology, schools can benefit in several ways:

✔️ Keep existing numbers – with seamless transitions to VoIP from Midshire Telecom, schools can have the option of keeping existing numbers or new ones.

✔️ Reduced Call Costs – with VoIP and hosted telephone systems, calls are made over the internet. This means that call costs are significantly reduced.

✔️ Call Recording – For training, monitoring, and safeguarding purposes calls can be recorded and even paused for confidentiality.

Key Features of a VoIP Telephone System for Schools

Compared to a traditional phone system there are many benefits to installing a VoIP telephony solution at your school. We’ve outlined some of the key benefits and features that VoIP offers schools.

School Safety and Security – VoIP telephone systems allow users access to a panic button on their handset which will call associated phones simultaneously in classrooms throughout the school. In an emergency, this type of service allows teaching staff across a site to remain in a classroom with their students and receive regular updates on a developing situation (e.g. if a lockdown procedure is in operation).

Absence Line – Schools have a lot of phone calls, especially in the morning. With a telephone system from Midshire Telecom, your school can benefit from an auto-attendant where parents can “press one to report an absence” with messages going to a voicemail box that can be checked by staff when there is more availability.

Messages and Music – Customise your school’s telephone experience with music on hold as well as messaging to answer common questions like opening times, after-school events, etc.

Connect Easily with Staff – One major pain point for Schools is getting a hold of a teacher on-site, as they are constantly on the move between classrooms and lecture theatres. With a VoIP telephone system, mobile DECT handsets can vastly improve teacher communication throughout the day. With presence, you can tell what teachers are currently in class and which others are between seminars. As well as improving communication, VoIP will also bring all classrooms under one roof. You can easily interact with other classrooms on campus using a VoIP phone system.

Anonymous Bullying and Support Helpline – All pupils should be treated with dignity and respect when at School. Bullying and harassment of any kind are in no one’s interest and should not be tolerated on or off-campus. If students are being bullied or harassed it can be difficult to know what to do about it. With a VoIP Telephone System, Pupils can have 24/7 access to an Anonymous Mail facility where they can leave information in confidence with teachers and Head of Departments.

DownloadVoIP for Schools Handout