In order to support schools, which are increasingly contracting external providers to deliver activities and services, Athium has developed a new tool – the online school commissioning support system.
As schools increasingly work with external providers, this tool provides schools Local Authorities and service providers themselves with a sophisticated way of sharing and managing information.
The system is a database, designed and developed for each participating Local Authority, which is accessed online through a website. The database is a searchable system of local and national providers, as approved and selected by the Local Authority.
Local authorities invite providers to have a “profile” on the database, which they update themselves and which is immediately available online. This means that schools have access to the latest and most accurate information about what providers are offering.
Schools can search the database for different types of activities or can browse provider profile pages to see what’s available. The system is secure, with a login access for both schools and providers.
The benefits of this newly developed system are numerous. For Local Authorities, it means no longer trying to produce directories of service providers for schools which are out of date as soon as they are printed. For schools, the up to the minute paperless system is easy to use and reliable and will give them access to a wide range of opportunities. For providers, the system gives greater visibility to schools and the ability to ensure that the information schools have about them is as up to date as possible.
Further benefits include:
If you would like more information or would like to arrange a demonstration of the system, please contact us.