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    Parent Meeting booking system

    We are looking for a facility for parents to book their own meetings with teachers for parents evenings.

    Is there a system which your school is using which works particularly well?

    Which MIS do you use and how is the pupil/teacher/subject information maintained for meeting bookings?

    Thanks for looking!

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    Here we use SIMs backed up by INSIGHT as the parents' portal. INSIGHT has the parents evening functionality but we have not used it yet. Perhaps someone here can give some feedback on it to help both of us?

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    Have a look at these guys:

    Parents Evening System - Online Parents Evening Software

    I used their earlier system RoomBookingSystem it is very easy and works great. Believe they integrate with SIMS too.

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    Another +1 for PES - we've moved over to it recently. Parents love it, teachers not so much at first but it has saved a lot of work for the admin staff. We were using SIMS for Parents Evening but Capita seemed to have abandoned all support for it - when it went Bang with no decent turnaround on getting it fixed we had to look at something else pronto. Support is excellent; very quick and they monitor feedback messages from parents also and pitch in with a reply to help the parent directly if need be. They'll let you run one evening as a freebie as well. Only down side is that they put the price up recently, thankfully we got it on the old price but it'll look expensive next year.

    Pete

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    Tasc insight does this and its pretty good.

    Also a +1 for the PES if its half as good as their roombookingsystem then it must be ok.
    Last edited by zag; 24th January 2013 at 12:47 PM.

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    If you're a schoolcomms user they too have an offering that links in with another system with the benefit you communicate via schoolcomms.

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    Many thanks, everyone. I am having a look at PES now.

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    Booking system

    Quote Originally Posted by GNewnham View Post
    Many thanks, everyone. I am having a look at PES now.
    We have used Room Booking System by these guys for 3 or 4 years now, the staff love it. Marcus and the team behind were excellent at helping us tailor it to our needs, so another plus 1 here

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    If you're a schoolcomms user they too have an offering that links in with another system with the benefit you communicate via schoolcomms.
    Frances and Dave have been keeping secrets from me then, I didn't know about this...

    I'm hurt!

    lol

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    Thanks everyone for the recommendations!
    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    If you're a schoolcomms user they too have an offering that links in with another system with the benefit you communicate via schoolcomms.
    It's our Parents Evening System that Schoolcomms offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Frances and Dave have been keeping secrets from me then, I didn't know about this...

    I'm hurt!

    lol
    Graham - you know we don't keep any secrets from you. Or anyone else, either!

    The Parents Evening System is a great system - pop over to see us at BETT and we'll give you a tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schoolcomms View Post
    Graham - you know we don't keep any secrets from you. Or anyone else, either!

    The Parents Evening System is a great system - pop over to see us at BETT and we'll give you a tour.
    No secrets, but perhaps a nice surprise for us at BETT??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schoolcomms View Post
    Graham - you know we don't keep any secrets from you. Or anyone else, either!

    The Parents Evening System is a great system - pop over to see us at BETT and we'll give you a tour.
    I know you don't! Looking forward to seeing announcements from you at BETT, Ian wouldn't tell me anything!! lol

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