Journey to the Cloud

Digital Transformation - A real life case study of a primary school as they move into the cloud.
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What really matters to your school?

Not the industry
This is about breaking the mould of traditional ‘Ed-Tech’ case studies, and as such the project will focus on four key areas that school leaders have highlighted to us as their top priorities. Every post we share during this project will document an outcome in one or more of these key areas. The aim is to provide undeniable empirical evidence from a live school of what can be achieved, in a way that  other schools can follow using the how to guides.

The journey so far...

The key to how we are measuring success

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Academic outcomes, work ready skills, performance data and individual progress at all ages.

ADMIN STAFF & TEACHER WORKLOAD

Reduction of repetitive tasks, streamlining of processes, sharing best practice, and improving assessment.

ACCESSIBILITY & SOCIAL MOBILITY

Overcoming barriers to learning and increasing opportunities for students of all ages, ability, and social background.

FINANCIAL SAVINGS

Reducing costs linked to the provision of hardware, software, services such as printing, and staff time.

HOW TO.... TRANSFORM

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