Teachers your time is precious? Right? Of course!
Having visited hundreds of schools and interacted with thousands of teachers we’ve witnessed first hand just how busy and time constrained you are.
You are educational specialists which is why your time is better spent on teaching and learning rather than updating the school website.
Therefore it is understandable why some school websites get out of shape and out of date.
School websites are often left in the hands of teachers who can only afford them minimal time ( there are exceptions to this of course ) but most “normal ” teachers have neither the time or skill to maintain a fresh up to date website.
There is always something more important to do than update the website and when it come’s to it there are often barriers in the way.
The barriers below are perfectly understandable but common to many schools we’ve spoken to.
“What’s the password?”
“Our IT co-coordinator is off on maternity / paternity leave”
“That teacher is off sick “
“Our webmaster has moved to a new school “
“How do I turn this into a PDF?”
“Do you know how to resize images”
“These fonts don’t look consistent but I don’t know how to change them”
“How do I upload images to this gallery?”
“I’ve deleted this page by accident! “
The testimonial below from Louise Donnelly ( Head of ICT at Omagh Academy) shows how the above problems are removed by using a Managed Service.
The managed service website has been a huge help to me! Before I found it very difficult to keep on top of updates. Now, I just forward on any emails from staff to Craig, or they forward it themselves and he sorts the rest. I don’t have to worry about logging into the website, finding the page to update, formatting the text, resizing photos etc. Even when I need to publish information immediately outside of business hours in unforeseen circumstances, such as snow days, the team has been more than accommodating!
So let us do the work while you concentrate on what you do best – be brilliant teachers!!
More information on our Managed Website Service can be found here https://www.website.whole.school