Diocese of Chichester MAT adopts new approach to sharing

Deborah Jepson

New Cloud migration project improves collaboration across this West Sussex based Multi Academy Trust. 

AspiraCloud is thrilled to be supporting the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust with a cloud migration project designed to improve collaboration across the 16 schools within the Trust.

With a team of around 706 staff supporting nearly 5000 pupils across the Trust, the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust (DCAT) is currently running individual Microsoft 365 tenants to provide IT services to its 16 schools. After seeing an increase use of Microsoft Teams during the pandemic lockdown and in line with the Trust’s vision and three core drivers of growth, innovation and collaboration, this large MAT needed a solution to enable greater collaboration and improved sharing.

AspiraCloud will be supporting the Trust migrate Teams, SharePoint and One Drive from all the schools onto one single directory and one Microsoft 365 tenant. The project has already commenced with just one school, St Catherine’s College, to test the new cloud concept prior to moving the other 15 schools one by one to the new tenant.

Adrian Edgar, Managing Director at AspiraCloud comments: “Migrating to Microsoft 365 on one single tenant for all 16 schools will significantly drive collaboration for both students and staff across the Trust. We look forward to helping the Trust achieve its vision as each school steadily takes their first steps to the cloud.”

AspiraCloud are experts in both the fields of cloud migration and education. We work with schools, multi-academy trusts, as well as colleges and universities to improve the quality of teaching and learning through technology. As a Microsoft Gold Partner and School Data Sync Advanced Partner, AspiraCloud helps schools adopt innovative cloud strategies, as well as providing IT support, mobile device management and more, to meet all teaching and learning objectives.

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