9ine Services

We protect schools by identifying ways in which they can better use technology to improve teaching, learning and operational efficiency. We succeed because we become the trusted long-term technology partner of the schools we work with.

Our approach provides school leaders with the information they require to make better technology decisions.

 

Our mission is to provide the knowledge and expertise and ongoing support to ensure schools make the best possible technology decisions. These decisions will protect schools against wasting time and money and enhance their ability to deliver outstanding teaching and learning environments.

“Working with 9ine has given Governors and the SLT the confidence to make huge changes which will impact positively on student outcomes and the efficiency of the Trust as a whole”

Karen Wild, Business Manager, Isle Education Trust, Doncaster

Our approach

Our approach to helping schools get the best out of technology is thorough and proven. Our comprehensive ICT Health Check lays solid foundations for our core service, The ICT Strategic Partnership, which ensures schools develop and sustain and effective strategy that generates tangible benefits in and out of the classroom.

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ICT Health Check

Our ICT Health Check is the only totally independent and impartial programme of its kind available to UK schools. Beginning with an on-site visit to your school where we gather information from staff, pupils, parents and governors, the process ends with a rigorous ICT strategy that will deliver against measurable financial, operational and educational objectives.

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ICT Strategic Partnership

Based on the evidence arising from the ICT Health Check, every school enters a tailored ICT Strategic Partnership with 9ine. This Partnership is what enables schools to take the risk out of technology. Specifically, we take the financial and operational risks away by ensuring all investment in technology is appropriate, cost-effective and delivers quantifiable benefits. By understanding the highly specific needs of every school, we provide comprehensive advice and guidance on a vast range of products and services. Above all, we ensure you make the right decision for your school.

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Safeguarding

Keeping children safe at school is a core element of our ICT Strategic Partnership. Our Safeguarding Programme is outlined during the ICT Health Check and then monitored, reviewed and refined on an ongoing basis. We do more than simply ensure your school is operating within legislative frameworks. We review management processes, conduct dynamic risk assessment programmes and pre-empt where technology is going so we can source the best solutions to protect your pupils, teachers and staff.

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Cyber Security

As the leading independent authority on technology in education, we are experts in minimising the cyber-security risks facing schools. We find the areas where each school is most vulnerable and taking pre-emptive action to deal with it. This action includes identifying immediate threats, preventing internal hacking, conducting end user training and setting up a an effective management process to deal with cyber-security risks.

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GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will soon come into effect and every school will have to comply or face financial penalties. As part of our ICT Strategic Partnership, we advise on every aspect of GDPR and can ensure you comply with the legislation. Given the operational costs of compliance and the potential fines for non-compliance, letting us guide and support you will remove a significant burden on your school.

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Updated safeguard guidance comes into effect

There is statutory guidance on ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. Mark Orchison, Managing Director of 9ine Consulting, explains what this means for your school.

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