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Improve your communications today

If you work in a school and are looking to upgrade your phone system to suit your budget, the team at Southern Communications has years of experience in designing, installing and maintaining phone systems across a wide range of educational institutions.

Services we provide:

  • Free consultation/demonstrations
  • Design of a bespoke package
  • Installation of phone systems
  • Ongoing support and maintenance
  • Future upgrades as required

We understand how vital it is for teachers and parents to have reliable and effective communication, as well as internal calls between staff that are safe and secure. With our hosted telephony services we can find the right solution for your school, which is GDPR compliant, no matter whether you are small or large, state-run or independent.

Phone systems for teachers

It is easier than ever to integrate communications with staff and teachers, without the need for supplying dedicated physical telephones throughout the school premises, which can be costly and impractical depending on the age and layout of your building.

From being contactable for parents to report absences, to routing calls to the right member of staff as they come in, our phones and software will make running your communications more effective, as well as facilitating easy reporting.

Features include:

  • Call waiting
  • User status
  • Remote access
  • CRM integration
  • Voicemail to email
  • Mobile access
  • Message playback
  • Performance reports
  • Easy to use dashboard

After training on the systems, here are just a few of the benefits we could bring with our telephone systems for schools. To learn more, get in touch and we’ll be happy to help, including providing a free consultation.

Book a demonstration

For a demonstration of these systems and how they can work for you, please call 01256 391 046 with your details for us to book you in, free of charge.

Features in-depth

Here, we take a look at several features in-depth to showcase how the phone systems we provide could work for you. Any questions, let us know.

Telephone sharing

Central locations such as department offices and staff rooms allow teachers and staff to access telephony.

NEC’s VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phones are a “hot-desking” telephones that allow several teachers and heads of departments to share a single telephone within a departmental office.

Learn more about NEC phone systems here,


Advancements in voicemail and messaging technologies now allow busy school receptionists to transfer callers to teacher voicemail services, without teachers requiring access to dedicated phones. Instead, teachers can access voicemail facilities without having a telephone extension, or direct telephone number.

Voicemail messages can also be sent to teachers via the school’s email system, enabling remote access technology. This also allows teachers and staff to collect voicemail messages when away from school and off-site, via mobile phones.

All of our school telephone systems support voicemail-email integration. New message notification appears as a new email with caller details in the subject line, for effective reporting of communications.

Easy message playback

An integrated message player allows the teacher to listen to the message either via a PC or laptop, or using a desktop telephone.

Centralised messaging

Centralised locations such as school staff rooms and departmental offices can be used for teacher message notification, either viaLCD displays or LED/Busy-lamp consoles. Teachers can then access their voicemail messages from any telephone on the school’s phone system.

VoIP softphone technology

If you decide to deploy VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology for your school or college phone system, you will be able to use VoIP softphones for selected teachers and staff.

The VoIP softphone application is loaded onto a laptop, transforming it into a fully integrated system telephone. No physical telephone is required; as long as the laptop has LAN connectivity, telephone communications can take place.

Enquire today

We are ready to create the perfect package to suit your needs and budget, and can work at the most convenient times for your school so as not to cause disruption for teachers and students, including over school holidays. Training can be arranged at a time to suit you and with our package options, you can add users to the system at any time.

We look forward to hearing from you and providing any further information you may need.