Synergy is a comprehensive system that redefines
communication and information sharing. It is intuitive
and packed with modules and features that simplify
and improve all aspects of school life. However,
it is more than a system. We offer a partnership;
delivered by a thoughtful and talented team who
each embrace our culture of “Doing the right thing,
making a difference”.
After years of leading on global IT projects I was
looking for an opportunity to give back to the
community. I volunteered at a school and soon
became a Governor which whetted my appetite
for working within education. I made the leap from
industry and qualified as secondary IT teacher to
work at the ‘chalkface’.
Coming from industry into education, I was
frustrated to find the numerous systems used in
school and many of them clunky and slow; a world
apart from industry where efficiency and results
demand high expectations of systems. Why were
there so many systems? Why do they not talk
to each other? Why can’t I find the information
I need quickly? It was here that the Synergy
seed was planted.
Not an add-on
Synergy was built with the ‘end in mind’. It couldn’t
be another add-on system, another homework
system or another behaviour management system.
It had to be complete and in tune with SIMS. It had
to be the only system that teachers needed to use.
It needed to reduce teacher workload; a quick way to
take a register, add behaviour and set homework.
It needed to feed all this back to those who needed it
in real time. It had to be simple, fast and intuitive.
Support and service are not an afterthought. We built
the Partnership model from inception. Support and
service is provided through your own ‘Synergy Partner’
who helps plan the implementation, coordinates
training and continues to meet regularly for reviews
and CPD. This partnership works both ways. It brings
together the best of our service and development
with experts in school to ensure that Synergy is
Our schools tell us that Synergy saves on direct costs
and more through efficiencies, it improves parental
communication and engagement, it is embraced by
staff and it supports staff well-being.
I hope the website provides a flavour of Synergy along
with the insights from a few of our schools who have
kindly taken the time out of their busy schedules to
share their experiences of working with School Synergy.
Please do get in touch to organise a demonstration and
discussion at your school.
Alan Cree, School Synergy