The Cloud enables ways of working that are hosted and managed online, rather than locally in the school building (which can prove costly). This means access to your email, calendar, files and folders can be accessed through one single sign-on anywhere, at any time. Computers, including tablets and mobile devices, now increasingly operate in this way.
Moving your ways of working and services to the cloud:
Some of your school community will already be experiencing the benefits of having made the move to the cloud including parents, pupils and staff. It is important that we seek to provide this service in all aspects of life for that intuitive way of working and learning.
You may already be using some cloud-based services, such as:
Some schools may have everything in the cloud with a server free solution. For others, a ‘hybrid’ approach will be suitable, with a mix of cloud and locally hosted systems or services.
Moving to the cloud can be gradual and at a pace that suits your school. This allows a clear and progressive digital framework to be created. specific to your school’s or trust’s requirements. At LGfL, we offer cloud-adoption training and support to help accelerate your adoption and drive the growth mindset behind it.
Moving to cloud-based services can reduce costs by:
Cloud based services could also help financial planning as you:
Moving to cloud-based services can:
Moving to cloud-based services can make it easier to access applications and content, wherever there is an internet connection:
It could also support flexible working as you can access data remotely at any time.
If you’re thinking about moving to cloud-based services, you should consider the following questions.
You should consider:
You should consider:
You should think about whether your:
Both of these can act as a single point of failure. Plan how to make your system as resilient as possible as part of your move to the cloud.
More information is available in:
You may need to update your policies for managing personal data as part of your move to the cloud.
The data protection toolkit for schools includes more information.
Choosing the right cloud-based solution is easy and we offer in-house training and guidance on helping you make that decision. Here's how to get started: