Gavin Stanger from Kettering Science Academy discusses his reasons for embracing Edulink One and his favourite features.

NAME: Gavin Stanger
JOB ROLE: Associate Vice Principal
SCHOOL: Kettering Science Academy
FAVOURITE FEATURE: Messaging, Clubs and Achievement Points

The Clubs booking system has been absolutely brilliant…

All our admin for 85 weekly clubs runs through Edulink. Parents are able to look through the menu of clubs that we run nightly and select which ones they would like their children to attend. Staff can then see which children attended which clubs.

Instant communication has improved our home/school relationships

The Parent Voice has been very positive about Edulink One. They really like the increased school communication, and love the reports on positive behaviour. I send out quite a few bulk messages, which parents can reply to, so queries are answered quickly. It’s been very successful.

The achievement points are loved by both parents and kids.

The sharing of positive feedback is building better relationships between home and school, and helping to motivate students. During a recent Friday afternoon quiz, one usually difficult boy seemed highly motivated. The reason? He said his parents were rewarding him for positive reports in Edulink One.

Seating Plans are invaluable

We insist that all lessons have a seating plan stored in Edulink One. This has really helped us during recent staff absences, enabling cover staff to easily pick up lessons with student information readily to hand. I see Edulink primarily as a communication tool, but we use virtually all of its features. The adoption process has been smooth for staff, parents and students alike.

Case study first featured in The Headteacher magazine.

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