Press Release | 1 June 2020
RM Education announces new, strategic partnership with The Brooke Weston Trust
LONDON, 1 June - RM Education, a leading supplier of technology to the education sector, today announced a new important relationship with The Brooke Weston Trust. As part of this strategic partnership, RM Education has been appointed Managed IT Services provider across the whole of the multi-academy trust, which is made up of ten schools across the East Midlands.
After a competitive tender, The Brooke Weston Trust selected RM Education as its partner to design, deliver and implement this innovative managed IT service across the entire Trust.
The contract, which initially runs until August 2023, encompasses five Primary and five Secondary Schools – with a geographical emphasis on Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire – will support the educational needs of more than 7,000 students, from pre-school through to sixth form.
The Trust’s mission is to transform educational performance and improve student achievement by removing barriers to learning and providing opportunities for personal development, ultimately fostering ambition for all. The leadership team recognised that robust, reliable and future-proofed technology was critical in achieving that mission.
The Brooke Weston Trust sought a partner who could help them design and deliver a highly effective, value for money programme to leverage their goals – to be a Trust that innovates, challenges and regularly out-performs.
Whilst this work commenced before the coronavirus outbreak, the decision of the Leadership Team to secure the services of a large, capable and resilient partner, such as RM, was important in their final selection and to ensure that, no matter what the next challenge will be, they will be able to consistently deliver outstanding teaching for all students in their care.
“At RM we believe in making it easier for our customers to ensure their organisation, their teachers and in turn their pupils achieve their ambitions. We work with a number of large school trusts like The Brooke Weston Trust and are delighted to be able to partner with them in their goals – standing shoulder to shoulder with their employees as they strive to make a difference to the 7,000 students who pass through their care each year”
John Baskerville, Managing Director of RM
“We are excited to be working with RM to support our vision for teaching and learning.The selection process was difficult, but we were impressed by the approach that RM set out, their understanding of what we needed, and the solution that they proposed. They demonstrated a wide appreciation of what schools should expect from IT – now and in the future – with real innovation in the ways that they would support us. We were particularly impressed with their approach to the transition process, the proof points about working within a MAT structure, and the importance of robust risk management and business continuity processes.”
Tim Laws, Senior Operations Manager of The Brooke Weston Trust
RM is a leading supplier of technology and resources to the education sector, supporting schools, teachers and pupils across the globe –from pre-school to higher education – including examination boards, central governments and other professional institutions.
For more information on how RM could support your school or trust, visit rm.com/education
About RM Education
RM Education helps schools save time, save money and improve the impact of technology on teaching and learning. It is a market-leading supplier of software and services working in partnership with thousands of schools to improve outcomes for all learners rm.com/education
About RM plc
RM Education is part of the listed company RM plc – the £224m turnover British business, with over 2,000 employees globally, established in 1973, specialising in providing information technology products and services to educational organisations and establishments. Its key market is UK education including schools, colleges, universities, government education departments and educational agencies rm.com
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