iSAMS was the first school administration management information system that is entirely web-based. Its clever design combines a single database and suite of portals and apps to give bespoke management of all academic, pastoral and administrative information. Perfect for everyone involved with the school – from data administrators and staff, to pupils and parents – iSAMS makes all tasks easier. It’s revolutionised what schools can do with a management system, and has quickly become the MIS partner of choice.

My School Portal’s seamless integration with iSAMS allows all relevant data to be extracted from the school’s iSAMS system and displayed in one intuitive, simple to use dashboard, giving  parents easy access to emails, reports, attendance records, timetables, sports fixtures, exam results and more.

Putting the Partnership into Practice

RGS Worcester, a co-educational independent day school in the West Midlands had been successfully using iSAMS for five years and although they already had a portal which parents used, it was not sufficiently feature rich or flexible. Robert Berry, Director of Computing and IT, explains: “We were looking for a system that would enable us to enhance and further streamline communication between RGS and our parents. My School Portal impressed us with their willingness not just to promote their solution, but to spend time understanding the issues we faced, and their willingness to work with our existing partners and systems.”

“They promised to aggregate our data and that’s exactly what they did. Working in collaboration with iSAMS, SchoolPost and SOCS they have enabled us to bring everything together in one place. The ability to work with our other existing data sources was critical.”

“Parents have responded extremely well to our new enhanced portal as they can now access all the information that they need via one username and password from their mobile, tablet or desktop device. All communication is displayed in the portal and emails stored in the ‘My Email’ section making it easy for parents to receive and retrieve information quickly. Consent for pupils to attend trips is now digitised, and the days of tear off reply strips are well and truly over. Staff are spending less time on unnecessary administrative tasks and more time on the value added activity, saving money and providing parents with a better service.”

Building Relationships

My School Portal understands the importance of integrating with schools’ existing systems. Through our successful collaboration with iSAMS, set up and ongoing management of My School Portal is easy and offers schools a simple and cost effective solution to the aggregation of data for staff, parents and students.

Felice Plava, Partner Manager at iSAMS, explains: “More and more third-party software developers, such as My School Portal, are integrating their tools with the powerful iSAMS MIS to give schools unprecedented control, insight and functionality. We welcome the opportunity to partner with My School Portal and look forward to further developing our relationship.”