Following the Department for Education encouragement for schools to pause before signing long-term MIS contracts, schools are evaluating the range of technology options available to them. Given the acceleration in all our technical expertise, and the plethora of information available a review of the various MIS systems and their functionality is now a less daunting prospect than before. Schools that invest the time to establish what functionality best meets their needs, might also be pleasantly surprised at the cost-savings they can make. Selecting the best MIS solution for their setting will secure their future.
One feature that offers real value is the use of RM Integris Plus with helloData. The tool provides visual reporting for users to track and report on pupil assessment data, easily and at all levels from individual schools to trust-wide groups. From comparing schools’ performance to the nationwide picture and checking progress the analytics are easily available, helping schools see the big picture and when necessary, drill-down further into the data.
Such functionality enables leaders to make agile decisions, and consider the needs of each student, from monitoring attendance, to understanding who’s on track, and those that might need extra support. helloData is a unique system that saves users hours of time, ensuring they get the most from RM Integris Plus. The unparalleled quality of data reporting helps users gain insights that support decisions which not only save time, enable leaders to focus on continuous improvements for their school.
helloData directly accesses school data stored in RM Integris Plus with no need for time consuming export and import steps, then transforms it into a clearly presented set of graphs and tables. Getting your assessment process up and running is easy with RM Integris Plus out of the box resources and mark books, tailored to your needs. With all the assessment and contextual data in one place, reports and analysis are easily done with the integrated helloData reporting capabilities.
By using RM Integris Plus to record assessment data directly into their MIS schools can say goodbye to costly third-party tracking software. helloData is a data analysis tool designed to track and report on pupil data from Nursery to Year 6 at individual, group, whole school, and MAT level.
Learn more about RM Integris Assessment with helloData reporting and how it can reduce your workload.
“We are very pleased with RM Integris Plus; it is unique in that it has given us the freedom to tailor our own assessment system to the needs of our school, something no other assessment system was able to offer us”. Assistant Headteacher, Primary School, Camden
Consider the best MIS for your school!
According to a recent survey of 2,146 schools across England carried out by Finnemore Consulting, just over 14% of respondents said they were either ‘likely’ or ‘very likely’ to move to a new MIS supplier in 2022.
To help get started RM has created a practical 11-step guide, taking readers, step-by-step through the process of selecting and implementing a new MIS. The 11 steps to consider:
- Identify your reasons for considering changing your MIS
- Research the best school management information systems and providers
- Understand the process of change
- Identify internal process and procedures for procuring a new MIS
- Examine your current contract with your supplier
- Review your budget for MIS and connected software
- Consider whether to use a cloud-based MIS or server-based MIS
- Involving stakeholders in the process
- Check what support is available from the MIS suppliers, and what form it takes
- Do you have any third-party solutions you use with your current MIS, and will they work once you change?
- Does your MIS allow you to comply with Ofsted and the DfE’s requirements?
“Any school who has not reviewed their MIS system for a while should do so now. There are so many other options out there, and you may be pleasantly surprised both with the functionality and the cost savings you can make”. Emma Richardson, School Business Manager, St Nicolas CE Infants School, Wallingford
The Switching Process
RM is a trusted, reliable partner to the education sector, with 48 years of service. The thousands of schools that have already chosen RM Integris Plus benefit from a MIS that offers: the flexibility and functionality of a cloud-based technology solution, a transparent pricing policy and a seamless transition with technical experts helping every step of the way.
For schools seriously considering changing to a new cloud-based MIS system, one of the key factors in deciding which MIS to choose will probably be the switching process. RM has helped migrate schools to their cloud-based MIS for many years. They have developed a smooth switching process to ensure you are up and running with the minimum of fuss in collaboration with a dedicated project co-ordinator.
“RM did it all. The training was brilliant and the data migration flawless”. Natalie Lee, School Administrator, St Mary’s Church of England Infant School, Witney
The migration process for RM Integris Plus has been honed over the years to make it as smooth as possible. The team has many years of experience helping schools switch MIS to RM Integris. What might seem like a daunting prospect becomes straightforward.