Empowering staff with accessible data
Madeley Academy was rated as Good for overall effectiveness by Ofsted and Outstanding for Personal Development in 2022. It started life as a community School, which is now thriving, as part of the Thomas Telford Multi Academy Trust where Steven Barnes (Network Manager) had experienced the legacy MIS system until 2016 when the Academy decided to procure Bromcom MIS.
Reaching tipping point
The consensus was that the legacy system was not fit for purpose and the available support was poor. Unresolved technical issues lingered, and the software didn’t feel user centric.
The head of a department or a subject lead had to wait until the deputy head could extract data for interventions by subject, which often meant delays in timely interventions, resulting in additional workload for all concerned. Teachers want to teach and make a difference in the learner’s journey and not have to worry about having to create and do progress analysis.
Making the transition
Transitioning from any legacy system is not easy, starting with consulting the various stakeholders, shaping the specification requirements, and scoping the market all this took time. The success factors were clear to the stakeholders who understood the benefits changing to Bromcom would bring.
"Bromcom, were at hand to support Madeley Academy, at every step of the way, by engaging, listening and delivering on what was being asked."
Since the Academy has now moved to the cloud with Bromcom MIS, staff can access the MIS on all devices, any time anywhere, enabling flexibility of use. Bromcom’s intuitive and user centric design has enabled their staff to feel confident with its use, they are asking to use apps like MCAS (MyChildAtSchool), for the benefits they can provide by enabling two-way communications and saving time.
"The impact has been felt right across the Academy. It has improved the student outcomes through interventions that are supported by the data."
"Changing to Bromcom MIS was the best decision we made."