Shortstown Primary School decided on Hosted SIMS to free up staff time so they could continue to focus on providing a creative and motivating learning environment.
With Hosted SIMS, staff can access SIMS via any internet connected PC and have all the SIMS benefits and functionality without the burden of maintenance.
Office manager, Julie Coulter, explains why this particularly appealed: “By offering the flexibility to work from home, Hosted SIMS helps us achieve a better work/life balance - this is so useful during school holidays and around census times as it means we don’t have to spend time travelling in to get things done. By having more control over my workload I work more effectively. We all love it!”
Headteacher Denise Cottam agrees: “It’s great to be able to access and analyse real-time data from home in a quiet environment. I know all the information is up to date and I can identify where extra support is needed straight away.”
When asked whether they’d go back to an in-school server after trying Hosted SIMS, Julie replied with an emphatic: “Definitely not! I’d strongly recommend Hosted SIMS to other schools.”
Read the Shortstown Primary School case study