Previous to our trial with your system, we were working with a manual system that included a grid per evening showing all of our classes, marked into ten minute slots. We had to send a letter home to parents giving them a choice of dates and asking them to request a time slot, then plot all of the reply slips onto the grid, making sure all siblings followed on from each other, and at the same time, filling in a reply slip back to the parents to give them their allocated slot. We then had to fill out a table for each teacher, for each evening, giving them their allocated appointments. A very lengthy and tedious task!
Our main concerns prior to piloting the system were of password/access problems for parents and of failure of the system to recognise and block out the same time slots for a sibling. The benefits of the system are numerous. Primarily, the set up took very little time and we were able to contact the parents swiftly using the letter templates provided. We had a great response from the parents after using the system, and the way the system allowed them to 'feedback' to us was great. Teachers were pleased with the look of their time slot sheets and the attendance charts were also a great tool. I have already recommended your system to other Business Managers.
Ms Dulieu, Hurst Drive Primary School