ischoolaudit

Another busy week ahead…

This week sees us travelling extensively throughout the North of England with visits and demonstrations at schools in Preston, Sandbach, Crewe, Birkenhead and Chesterfield. Within these schools are a mix of Local Authority Schools, Academies and Independent Schools at Primary and Secondary level.

With 10 schools in total being visited, the message that iSchoolAudit provides a Simple, Smart and Effective solution to the time consuming and now statutory requirement for Schools to manage and audit their assets at least once per year is spreading far and wide.

There are a number of asset management solutions out there, but very few that combine such comprehensive information with simplicity of use.

If you would like a demonstration of our software then please give us a call on 01772 284599 or drop us an email at hello@ischoolaudit.com – We will either come and see you onsite or carry out an online demonstration for you.

 

 

iSchoolAudit – Gateway to Success

Blackpool's Newest School

Blackpool Gateway Academy is a brand new school that opened in September 2013. The school will cater for children between the ages of 3-11 and will grow year on year with Reception classes for 60 children. The school is located on Seymour Road in South Shore, close to Blackpool FC. It is the South Shore campus of Westcliff Primary School, Bispham.

A new school means lots of investment and lots of new equipment and from day one it was essential that the school were able to manage their assets and equipment in an effective manner and very early on, the Leadership team made the decision to use iSchoolAudit.

We provided one of our audit team for one day and in that day all assets and equipment at the site were logged, photographed and labelled with the minimum amount of fuss. It helps that the school has excellent WiFi available but the beauty of iSchoolAudit is that the App will run perfectly well using the 3G network, ensuring that that live updates can be made in areas where the WiFi network is not as reliable.

The final piece in the jigsaw for the team at Blackpool Gateway Academy was some formal training on the use of the software for members of the Leadership Team, Administrative Staff and the Network Manager; this was delivered on Friday and took less than 60 minutes to deliver the full training to all of the staff.

The Simple, Smart and Effective nature of the software makes it intuitive to use and the ease with which Sites, Faculties and Locations can be managed and reported on, coupled with the Depreciation model, will mean that the school benefits greatly for the adoption of this cloud based audit software.

Stuart Aris, Deputy Headteacher, said that “This software will ensure that we can manage and protect the significant investment that has been made in the building and equipping of this fantastic new school; we now know where equipment is and who is responsible for it at the touch of a button”.

Whether you are a Business Manager, Governor, Leadership Team member or Network Manager, iSchoolAudit provides you with the information YOU need to fulfill your role effectively.

New iSchoolAudit school in Nottingham

The best time to carry our a school audit is usually when the kids are not in. You’re able to cover more ground in a day and more importantly audit more items!

I’ve not met a school manager or bursar that enjoys keeping track of assets in a school, keeping records of PC’s, digital cameras, tables and chairs is not everyone’s cup of tea. Luckley I quite enjoy the job and seeing all the photo’s of the assets on ischoolaudit at the end of a audit day is very satisfying.

My colleague Paul and myself were booked in on the 3rd Jan to carry out an audit at a primary school in Nottingham. The alarm clock was set early at 5:30, we arrange a rendezvous point so we could travel together. Weather wise it was awful but we made good time and arrived onsite for 8:30. The School Manager was very friendly and had the school map all ready for us plus a cup of tea which is always a treat!

The first job is to label all the room locations with a QR code so when staff want to carry out a location audit in the future they just scan the QR code using an iPad or any smart device and ischoolaudit will tell them what should be in the room or location.

The next job is to label and record all the details of the  assets in school. We even took a photo of every item so the school would have evidence that the item existed plus they could monitor wear and tear.

Paul and myself used iPhones to carry out the work on 3G but between us we managed to record nearly 300 in a day. The school were really happy with the results and it took the hastle away from the school manager. No more spreadsheets to update!

The journey home was very wet but we made if back in one piece!