An Introduction to INSIGHT
First released in 2008, INSIGHT is still at the forefront of providing the most feature rich parent and pupil engagement software.
INSIGHT not only allows you to display SIMS (and PARS) data, it enables you to define features with various options, managing exactly what you want parents to see. Presenting exactly what is in SIMS could cause issues and promote unnecessary calls from parents.
With more competition now in ‘parental engagement’ software, we are still confident that INSIGHT provides a powerful software solution with important specific options needed to ensure the correct data is available for the relevant parents/guardians and remain ahead of competition with continual research and development.
Update your own details
In line with the new GDPR regulations, parents have quick access via their mobile phone to update personal details such as telephone numbers, addresses, user fields, medical. Once the changes have been authorised by your administrator, data will write back to SIMS. No double handling of data and potential for errors.
SIMS – This makes data collection secure and easily managed within school.
“With Insight and also the PE module, I can safely say that the system is so easy to use, and very user friendly. Also, the support from the team is always perfect, especially from Grant, with quick and helpful replies. The system as a whole is great with the amount of data it shows, and how it links in to showing timetables, reports, behaviour etc…
Parents evenings are so easy to set up and so easy for parents to use and book time slots, couldn’t be easier. As a whole, very, very happy with Insight and how it works..”
Mr B Glover
St Augustine’s Catholic High School
Parents Evening Booking Add-on
Are you looking for an effective way to manage future parents evenings? Don’t rely on paper-based booking systems, where often parents don’t get chance to fill in their appointment times. Make life easier within school using INSIGHT’s Parents Evening Booking System. Either teachers can manage it themselves, or the parents can choose their own appointment times with teachers. Parents have the ease and convenience of booking appointments straight from their smartphone or tablet.
INSIGHT’s Parent Evening add-on also comes with two extra features. The first is a pupil events feature; great way for pupils to book appointments with staff such as Careers interview, audition for a play, choose an extra curriculum activity. Secondly, event booking, allowing parents to book seats at their child’s talent show, recital, performance – any school event!
Let’s talk about Homework
Q. Have you got any homework?
Q. Have you handed it in?
Q. What grade did you get?
All questions we are familiar with, in the office, for our children…
Homework is integrated in INSIGHT at no extra cost. How much do you pay for your current online homework tracking software? Are you paper based?
Teachers can set homework, project, assignments, revision work directly by logging into INSIGHT, link to SIMS homework or read directly from PARS. Work can be pre-set and scheduled allowing staff to manage the homework provided and easily editable for any date.
A log of all assignments set can be viewed within INSIGHT on the dashboard, homework tab and push-notes sent. Work details include; due date, approximate time of work, subject, documents, web links, teacher, submission and grade.
Students logging in can view all their homework and also submit online.
With the homework features, schools are able to replace their paper planners with INSIGHT as an electronic planner – Another huge cost saving in school.
What our schools say…
“Insight is brilliant, one of the most useful pieces of school software we have ever had! We mainly use it for sending school reports electronically and sending messages to parents. It has some excellent features such as the batch process for converting reports from word to PDFs and attaching to the student record in SIMS. The sync between the school database and Insight works very well. The helpdesk always replies quickly and knowledgeably, and if school has a good idea for something that could work even better, it is implemented quickly and often appears in the next release.
Parents find it easy to log on to, and the reports built into Insight make it easy to identify and contact parents who need any help logging on. Over 90% of our parents have logged on now. With GDPR looming it is really useful to have a system like Insight where parents can view only their own contact details and change them online themselves, subject to approval process by the school office. Staff workload is vastly reduced during reporting periods.”
Mrs H Gant
Chapel-en-le-Frith High School