Plus! for Schools is not like any other school management system that you've
met before, because it puts you in control of the information that you create.
Each Teacher has their own login to Plus! for Schools, which can be accessed
via virtually any internet connected computer, whether that's in school or
at home. It runs in an internet browser, so there's no software to install
That gives you the freedom to work at school or at home, at a time and place
that's convenient to you.
With the familiar look and feel of Office type applications, Plus! for Schools
has been designed from the start to be easy to learn and to use. It's also
packed with labour saving features, like Template Text
that takes care of repetitive text entry in reports, leaving you to concentrate
on writing your appraisal text.
Designed in collaboration with Prep School teachers, Plus! for Schools models
the way schools are organised, so for example navigation from one pupil to
another, or from one subject to another, requires just one click. That also
means that it's visually very easy to see where you are, and you don't need
to use searches or drop down lists to find basic information.
Wouldn't it be great to share work with your colleagues and avoid duplicated
effort, especially at reporting time when everyone is under time pressure?
When you're writing reports using Plus! for Schools, you can instantly preview
the final document, and that includes the sections written by other staff
members, even if it's after school hours and they're also working at home.
Any number of teachers can work on the same pupil at the same time, really
opening up the benefits of parallel, collaborative working.
When you start to write reports in parallel as a team, you can see what others
are writing as you enter your own information. This means fewer edit-review
cycles, because inconsistencies of appraisal and language are immediately obvious.
The team now becomes self moderating. That also saves time for Heads of Departments
and Head Teachers at final review stage too, so fewer changes fed back down
the line to you.
For forward thinking schools, even greater educational value can be unlocked
from the reporting process through widening the view of each child's progress.
Using Plus! for Schools, parents can read the documents online and directly
add comments and feedback themselves. Equally, pupils can be empowered to directly
input their own self appraisal comments.
These advanced features of Plus! for Schools mean that both pupil and parents
become more engaged in the process and derive greater ownership of the future
Although this might sound rather scary at first, the school can decide if and
when to adopt such a holistic approach at it's own pace, and in only a couple
of mouse clicks.
Plus! for Schools also turns your work into a useful educational tool. Assessment
scores are presented in tables and charts to help you to spot trends and anomalies,
that help you to more easily identify educational priorities. This happens instantly
with Plus! for Schools, whereas it would be too time consuming to routinely
achieve the same insight using other tools.
And perhaps some of the most obvious benefits to Teachers:
At last Teachers have access to all the information from the school's records
that's relevant to them whenever they need it.
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