About Us

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.

Our partnership

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 always improving.

Impact

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

Alan Cree, Senior School Partner, School Synergy

Quote from Alan Cree: 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 Synergy?... It was the ability to combine lots of different systems into one system that is easier to use for staff, parents and students... Any Smith, Headteacher, Saint Aidans C of E High School
  • Previously, whenever behaviour was discussed it was mainly focused on the negative but with Synergy in place we have able to spin this on its head and have a bigger focus on rewards and achievements. Neil Clitheroe, Lostock Hall Academy
  • Strategies and Provision ave helped us manage the support for our disadvantaged students and SEND... Its an easy tool to help support students in lessons. Neil Clitheroe, Lostock Hall Academy
  • It is the bringing everything together thats the best thing about Synergy. Everything is in one place so we dont have to go searching around for information on different students in different places... Neil Clitheroe, Lostock Hall Academy
  • Parents were a little bit reluctant, but it was exactly like the experience with staff, as soon as they understood how much power they had at their fingertips they were very rapidly on board. Sam Haydock, Head of School, The Hollins
  • Support is absolutely fantastic. What has been very, very useful is having a School Partner, because Synergy responds so rapidly, its been really useful having that one port of call. Sam Haydock, Head of School, The Hollins
  • Communication across school has improved exponentially. Staff are informed of issues that they need to be aware of, via their home page, in real time... our pastoral care of all students has been enhanced. Anthony Lord, Saint Aidans C of E High School
  • The previous system did allow for parental engagement, but we have found a greater level of engagement with parents using Synergy and it has helped to build really good relationships with parents. Andy Smith, Saint Aidans C of E High School
  • Synergy has very much helped with maintaining contact with school/teachers. I am able to see and monitor my childs progress, homework etc... This system is excellent to support my childs needs and development. Parent at Academy @ Worden
  • Synergy is a step forward towards good communication - It is helpful to see my childs grades, homework and, not to have to rely on my child to deliver letters to me! Parent at Academy @ Worden
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