My School Portal is used by independent schools across the UK, one of which is RGS Worcester, a co-educational independent day school in the West Midlands.
Robert Berry, Director of Computing and IT, took a leading role in the implementation of My School Portal at RGS Worcester. Here he talks about the importance of integrating with the school’s existing systems.
“We’d been successfully using iSAMS for five years and although we already had a portal which parents used, it was not sufficiently feature rich or flexible. 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.
“My School Portal has unified communications with parents and they are now much better informed about what their children and the wider school community are doing.
“At RGS Worcester we place great emphasis on the ‘customer’ experience. We endeavour to fully involve parents in their children’s education and keep them informed. My School Portal has been instrumental in helping us to achieve our objectives in this area.”
To discover how My School Portal can support your school in streamlining communications and deliver costs savings please contact the My School Portal team today