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Options for your upcoming 3 year SIMS renewal

Posted by Thanai Coates on Nov 17, 2021 12:15:01 PM

At ScholarPack and Arbor we’ve always been advocates for choice in the MIS market - quite simply, we believe that schools should have the freedom to choose the right MIS for them.

Last week, we became aware that ESS SIMS and ParentPay have written to schools and will be changing their contracts from an annual renewal to a 3 year renewal, effective from 1st February 2022. This means that, unless schools choose not to sign this contract, they will not be able to switch to an alternative to SIMS until 2025.

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Topics: Procurement, MIS, SIMS

How schools are using ScholarPack with the revised Early Framework

Posted by Sue Jackson on Jun 11, 2021 10:22:53 AM

Along with over 2,500 schools, our team at ScholarPack embraced the challenges of being an early adopter for the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework in 2020-21. We trialled putting EYFS early adopter assessment into our updated assessment module for schools, making sure it was available to record the early progress that children made during their first term in school. So, what did we learn and what are we doing to help schools get to grips with the new framework ready for September?

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Topics: Assessment, MIS, scholarpack, blog, EYFS

4 tips to get the most out of your MIS

Posted by Kat Norfolk on May 26, 2021 9:53:47 AM


While you’ve been focussed on supporting your school community, we've been sharing some MIS tips on our social channels to show you how a cloud-based MIS like ScholarPack can support you - right at the moments you need it most. In case you missed it, we’ve collated all 4 of our super short videos into a helpful summary below.

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Topics: Attendance, The cloud, After-school club, wellbeing, cloud, MIS, scholarpack, blog, parent communication

How schools are using ScholarPack to support students’ mental health & wellbeing

Posted by Sue Jackson on Apr 16, 2021 10:07:13 AM


After a year of disrupted education and lockdowns that saw over 80% of students learning from home, we consider the impact COVID-19 has had on students’ mental health and wellbeing, and how St Columba’s Catholic Primary School in Barrow in Furness, is using ScholarPack to identify concerns and support students.

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Topics: wellbeing, mental health, scholarpack, blog