Introduction to the school
Gosforth CE Primary School is a small village school built over 150 years ago. It is only 4 miles from the west coast and 12 miles south of the historic Georgian town of Whitehaven. There are enviable views of the Lake District National Park. It is a school which combines traditional values and a Christian ethos with modern ambitions. The environment is nurturing and caring, and the expectations are high.
Why did you choose ScholarPack?
We decided to choose ScholarPack because we felt that it was friendlier than our previous system SIMS. There is added versatility and it's definitely more cost effective for our school. The extra bolt ons that we previously paid for are already on ScholarPack as standard.
What do you like most about ScholarPack?
The registers are very beneficial for me as an administrator because teachers now complete their registers online in class, making my job much simpler. The Census is extremely straightforward and has been less time consuming than when I completed it using our previous system. The cloud based aspect of the system is also a bonus, I can send text messages to parents from home which is always advantageous if I run out of time at school.
How did you find migrating from your previous system?
We found moving from our previous system straightforward, everything was uploaded for us by the ScholarPack team and we were smoothly guided through the set up process.
How have you found the help from the support team?
The support team are marvellous. Their patience never falters, even though they perhaps are asked the same questions repeatedly I have never received the impression that they're tired of our phone calls.
In what ways has ScholarPack helped your school?
It has definitely helped with our school's organisation. We have been using Target Tracker for our assessment data but we have plans to begin using the assessment module on ScholarPack soon which will help us organise our data all in one place.
Would you recommend us?
Yes I would.
School: Gosforth CE Primary School
Location: CA20 1AZ
Ofsted Rating: Good
User for: 4 years, 6 months