Class View

Synergy was designed by teachers, for teachers. From the outset it needed to be fast, intuitive and transparent.

Approach

We have achieved this through consistency and simplicity. We don’t use hard to decipher icons or hide features buried in menus three levels deep. Buttons are displayed with text and appear in the same positions. Menus are displayed in full as simple page tabs.

It takes just a few seconds to log into Synergy. As a class teacher, your timetable is displayed and with just one click you are ready to take your class register.

We built the system to be role based so that it would bring together all the functions and information needed for that particular role in school, be it a Class Teacher, Tutor, Head of Year or SENDCO.

The ‘Class View’ is the key screen for every teacher. It mimics the tried and tested paper mark books with student names down the left and attendance marks, behaviour and notes on the right.

At a glance you can see all the lessons for the selected half term including lessons shared with colleagues. Attendance, behaviour and notes are clearly seen and a single click provides a pop-up with the information behind the mark.

From the ‘Class View’ you can view seating plans, student photos, set homework add behaviour and much more. A click on the ‘Student Profile’ section expands to show key identifiers such as PP, EAL, medical, Learning Strategies and SEND. Any new information is flagged to the teacher to make sure nothing is missed.

The ‘Tutor View’ provides a weekly overview of activity and signals from all areas of Synergy. This includes attendance, positive and negative behaviour marks, homework submissions, parental communication and pastoral log entries. A single click on a signal/cell provides a pop-up with the information.

This holistic overview is designed to support early intervention and create conversations between a student and their tutor. It provides an opportunity to reinforce praise from another teacher or get to the bottom of a negative sanction.

Synergy encourages transparency in that each ‘Class View’ and ‘Tutor View’ can be viewed by any member of staff. This is helpful for subject leaders and for cover lessons. Areas deemed confidential are easily marked and locked to protect student privacy.

Subject Leaders and Year Leads have tailored dashboards and reports bringing together all relevant key information from around Synergy into one place.

Class View

A powerful tool for teachers in the classroom, which includes:

  • Attendance
  • Behaviour
  • Seating Plans
  • Student Profiles
  • SEND and Medical
  • Communication
  • Pastoral
  • Provision
  • Class Work/VLE

Tutor View

  • Attendance
  • Behaviour
  • Seating Plans
  • Student Profiles

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