Richmond School and Arete Learning Trust

Richmond School made the decision to switch from a rival appraisal and professional development software package to SchooliP in 2017. Deputy Headteacher, Charlotte Wardle conducted a full review a number of the alternative performance management software tools.

I researched many of the products that are currently available and invited demonstrations from a selected few. I chose SchooliP based on the functionality of the product in meeting our school's professional development needs. I was also impressed by the attention to detail and the customer care that we have received.

Charlotte Wardle Deputy Headteacher - Richmond School

We were elated that Charlotte made the decision for Richmond School to utilise SchooliP. The school is an 11-18 community comprehensive with around 1500 pupils on roll. The site is located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in the town of Richmond. With an excess of 150 members of staff, implementing SchooliP has ensured multiple benefits for Charlotte and the school.

SchooliP has helped to streamline our professional development processes. It has supported reducing workloads as aspects such as lesson observations can be done on the system in real time. SchooliP is so intuitive and easy to use. As a result, it has been well received by all staff.

Understandably, we are pleased that our software is having a very positive influence. We asked Charlotte to further explain the results that staff have enjoyed.

Appraisals are spoken about a lot more, they have become part of our daily conversations as a positive influence on further developing teachers’ expertise.

It can be seen that SchooliP has elevated the status of performance management at Richmond School. This has been attributed to clear leadership and a system of accountability which is reinforced by SchooliP. To conclude our conversation with Charlotte, we ask her to summarise her SchooliP experience.

It is very easy to use and a workload saver. Customer support are really helpful, they are always there to answer my endless questions! It is a great product already, but it continues to develop in order to meet the changing demands of our sector.

Receiving feedback of this nature is a testament to our committed team of hard-working employees. Delivering customer satisfaction is our key priority. Richmond School also enjoy a full data integration service with their MIS. As a result, all staff information is automatically synced from their Capita SIMS management information system into SchooliP. This improves efficiency and alleviates the need for time-consuming data entry for Charlotte and her colleagues. 

Since the introduction of SchooliP at Richmond, it is now used to manage the process at all schools with the Arete Learning Trust, including Northallerton and Stokesley. To find out more about SchooliP can help groups of schools please do get in touch.

If you would like to experience the benefits that are enjoyed by Charlotte and her colleagues at Richmond School, please do get in touch with us. We would be delighted to arrange an onsite demonstration of SchooliP for you. Please contact our sales advisors on 0333 0433 450 or Alternatively, click here to arrange a demonstration.


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