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We are recognised for creating outstanding bespoke ICT solutions for Multi-Academy Trusts.

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Multi-Academy Trusts exist to advance education in their group of schools. This approach provides a host of benefits to individual schools as they share and implement the latest best practice.

Virtue Technologies are recognised as innovators in our industry. We work hard to ensure that educational outcomes are complemented, not driven, by technology. We work with each trust to understand all of the challenges and issues they face and create practical, bespoke Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions.  

The services we offer support the evolving ICT requirements across all of the establishments in the trust, providing consistent services and tools for increased collaboration whilst also reducing costs.

The benefits of this joined-up approach include:

  • All users have the same experience regardless of location
  • Barriers to collaboration are removed
  • Improved disaster recovery
  • Ability to manage a scaled user base over multiple sites
  • Centralised data gathering and reporting
  • Cost savings

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Private Wide Area Network (PWAN) 

Virtue Technologies can keep all of the individual schools in your trust connected, with our reliable Private Wide Area Network.

Our PWAN turns internet connections into true private circuits without the use of complicated VPNs.

We do this by building a dedicated private core network for a school. The whole network is then protected by a dedicated firewall which we customise to each school’s specific requirements.

A PWAN provides a collection of schools such as a secondary and its associated feeder primary schools, with a private network with absolute security.

As our PWAN has been designed to work across all of their connectivity solutions, we’re able to connect a primary school with a high-speed Ethernet over Fibre to the Cabinet (EoFTTC) connection to a secondary school with a leased line.

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Our relationship managers are here to help. If you know what the problem is, and need someone to help you find the solution, we can offer guidance and advice.

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Related case studies

Read some of the challenges we've helped our customers overcome

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Bedford High School

The cyber security requirements from the government are increasing the need for schools to manage a growing number of controls to manage the cyber risk.

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UTC Warrington

Following issues with their original provider, it became imperative that their IT support move to a provider who could help them navigate their licenses, in a straightforward manner.

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Two Counties Multi-Academy Trust

Two Counties MAT were a brand new customer to Virtue when we helped them migrate their email and data from on-premise to Office 365, enabling the deployment of a Trust-wide backup policy.

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What our customers say

Some of the nice words our customers say about their experience

For such a young man, Sam presented himself in such a polite and professional manner. His confidence around his knowledge and skillset was second to none, and his conversation was engaging. It was pleasant to come across such a motivated and enthusiastic young character.

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Daniel Heaton IT Network Manager at St. Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School

I wanted to say thanks to Paul for all the work that he did in terms of the report. I honestly don’t know what would have happened without his input! It is very much appreciated. Many thanks again.

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Maura Nesbitt Business Manager at Bishop Heber High School

Excellent support from Myles. Above and beyond what I was hoping. Investigated the issues, and implemented the solution and then took time to explain and show me what had been implemented.

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Andrew Kerrison Network Manager at St. John Fisher Catholic Academy

Paul setup InTune to save us time and lay the foundations so we have a recommended configuration to build upon, and be able to setup new surface tablets with a cloud first approach. I really enjoyed working with Paul on this and his knowledge and experience in this area was excellent

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Lee Timoroksa Network Manager at Carr Hill High School

Thanks for the time and effort both Tracey and Zarra had undertaken in turning a negative situation in general to a very positive feeling. I am very much looking forward to working with Virtue moving forward on upcoming service, solutions and projects.

Great turn around, communication and engagement, at its best!

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Jordan Midgley at The Two Counties Trust

I want to let you know that the IT Team you have a great. They have all been really supportive of any request for assistance and nothing is ever too much trouble for them to help with. Thanks

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Anna Wallace Assistant Head at Appleton Academy

Richard was a superb engineer, I was off on the day he came in to complete this project but he worked really well with my deputy James. Richard explained to James what he was doing/did and they were able to relay the information back to myself when I returned. James was very impressed with Richard and I’m glad to say everything went very well with this mini-project. Cheers

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Neal Plews Network Manager at Alderley Edge School for Girls

Thank you. I can’t praise Ryan enough, he did everything he could to sort it. Thank you for accommodating the schedule change. Also, thanks to Mike for his value input last week. Two great engineers who do your company proud.
Thanks x

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Geraldine Pollock at Bowerham Primary School

The quality of the quotes and the process Virtue have for order confirmations (along with the speed at which they are generated) was significantly better than all the other businesses we dealt with. Virtue made it really easy for us.

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Lee Timoroksa Network Manager at Carr Hill High School

I just want to let you know that lots of my staff are speaking really positively about the support they’ve received from Virtue.

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Sophie McCabe Executive Headteacher at Arlecdon Primary School and Thornhill Primary School

Ed has been onsite over the past couple of weeks, he has been excellent in terms of the work ethic and support that he has and is giving to the School.

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Jeanine Allen Business Manager at Lowton CofE High School

When spoken to Dragos regarding support related calls he has been helpful, reassuring and been as helpful as possible on every occasion.

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Jeanine Allen Business Manager at Lowton CofE High School

Patricia is a great asset to Team Virtue. Her quick responses to any question posed are what customers need and, if she’s not able to answer, she always put us at ease by forwarding our query elsewhere. Requests for quotes are quick and detailed, and it’s great to know there’s a friendly voice/email at the other end if ever we need it.

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Paul Sharpe Network Manager at St. Peter's High School

CTouch screens provided by Virtue have been a huge investment throughout the school. The hardware provides various visual stimulus and have increased the accessibility for all our children. When combined with our specialist software the children are able to access their learning at their own level through practical, inspirational and creative media.

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Scott Jepson Teacher and ICT Coordinator, Springwood Primary School

Virtue Technologies actually understand what goes on in schools, it’s not all about a computer on a desk, it’s about the experience for the students. I think we share that with Virtue.

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John Robinson Operations Director, Rowan Learning Trust

Timings were adapted to suit the school environment and teams were punctual, tidy, helpful and courteous. Just keep doing what you’re doing! Very satisfied.

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Chris Wolfe IT Support Manager, Thames Primary Academy