We are Halo Support and our aim is to make the lives of IT Coordinators and Teachers easier by taking the strain of managing mobile devices off your shoulders and helping to guide you through the maze of options available to you as a school. We offer impartial advice and treat every school as a bespoke setup, not a one size fits all approach. Whether you are using iPads, Chromebooks or are looking at new ways to engage your pupils and staff, let us know and we would be happy to come and have a conversation with you in school about how we could help.
Remote Management of iPads using Mobile Device Management
No more gathering iPads together and plugging them into a syncing station to update them. All you need to do is send us your request for an app, setting or restriction you want deploying to the iPads and we will do the rest. The changes will be made over wifi without any interaction required from you. You can then spend your time focussing on teaching, safe in the knowledge that your iPads are in good hands.
Uniform devices - Same apps, same settings on all iPads
One of the common complaints we hear from staff across many of our schools is in regards to uniformity of devices. With our management we can implement settings like locked wallpapers (no more selfies as iPad backgrounds), apps that stay in their set locations and can’t be moved or deleted and the removal of unnecessary or distracting apps as required.
We will monitor the important aspects of your iPad deployment and let you know of any issues that arise before they potentially cause you a problem. We will actively monitor the storage levels of your iPads as well as checking when devices may need updates or new apps. We will also send over a bi-weekly report so that you have visibility of the information that’s important to you.
We're there when you need us most, not when it’s scheduled
There’s never a good time for something to go wrong but if you encounter a problem that needs attention, rest assured that you will get the support you need. There’s no waiting for a Technician to visit the school and no lengthy process to go through, just inform us of the issue and we will get right on it for you. We will keep in touch throughout the process and notify you when the work is complete.
Moving your deployment forward
It doesn't matter if you have 20 or 200 devices there are usually new things to discover. From Green screen video recording, Podcasting, programmable drones, shared documents & calendars and storing work in the Cloud. We can offer advice and support to help you really get the most out of your iPads. Talk to us about how we can help take your iPad deployment to the next level and increase the overall use of IT in your school.
Training is a vital part of a successful deployment and we will work with you to develop a training plan that’s right for you. We can focus the sessions on topics that are important to you and also spend time with different ability groups to make sure everyone receives the support they need.
Google Apps for Education (now called G Suite)
Google Apps for Education is gaining a lot of traction in schools and is an amazingly effective way of collaborating on work and communicating between Teachers and pupils. We would be happy to demonstrate the features to you and if you decide to go ahead we can get it setup for you and train teachers and pupils on how it works.
Any other requirements
As well as managing devices and training staff we have also helped schools in a variety of other areas like presentations to parents or preparation for after school coding clubs. We would love to hear about any other areas where you feel we could help. Just get in touch and discuss it with us and if we can be of assistance we would be more than happy to.