Capita's Partnership Exchange
Is anyone using Capita's Partnership Exchange?
We share some sixth form pupils with another Welsh school in the LEA and have to write reports for the pupils from both schools. To do this we have to have a portal/SIMS account in both schools so we can login to each school's learning portal to complete the report. (Did that make sense?)
Seems a pain in the arse. Why not have the two pupils available which ever portal you log on to?
Apparently for a single database sort of system where teachers can use their school portal to write reports for pupils in the other school the LEA have to purchase Capita's Partnership Exchange. I've been told it is prohibitively expensive. Exactly how much is it?
PX functionality and expense
I recently met with our Capita Account Manager (???) and (so I was told) one of the big boy techies on PX from Capita. He believes it works well. In principal it sounds like it could the the job for diplomas and more.
As an example, for 7 secondary schools around here, it would initially cost approx £100k+ to set up then approx £8k per year per school. These approx's and +'s usually mean more don't they.
Assumes everyone uses lesson monitor - else you have to buy that as well (£5k) and requires a ZIS and PX agents (software) that sit on all the installs.
Hope this helps.
I am a teacher currently working for the LA trying to spec an LA provision other than Capita. If any ideas for software to investigate I'd appreciate the nod.