HTR School is a primary school based in Hartburn, Stockton-on-Tees. They have a "digital vision" to teach latest technologies to their pupils. Since their VLE known as "It's learning" wasn't meeting their requirements, they decided to develop their own solution using Wordpress. They needed a way of sharing sensitive documents, events and notices between staff.
Renoovo Design created a school portal for staff and governors. It had to be integrated with their existing multi-network Wordpress setup. We integrated Google Single Sign On so users only need to remember one username and password throughout all school websites. Now the entire set of websites and portals is hosted by Renoovo Design. For their peace of mind, we offer the school an ongoing support package. When they need help with their websites, we are on call and ready to sort them out.
We were mentioned at the Digitally Confident Conference in a presentation given by the school's IT Coordinator, Martin Waller. Read more here
Integrated User Management
The school websites (ie: public site, internal site, classroom blogs, staff and governors hub) are all sub-sites of the main one. This massively improves the efficiency of the Admin team. They can manage all users via one single screen. They can add users to different roles (ie: Staff, Student, Governor) therefore controlling access to each site.
Google Apps Single Sign-On
It is difficult for anyone to remember a username and password combination for each site they use. We have integrated Google Apps with the Wordpress site. Users only need to remember one username and password to access any of the school's sites (or emails). This allows better control for Admin team and saves them hours. It is also much simpler for teacher and students. They now use all that Google for Education has to offer including: Google Classroom, Google Docs, secure Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sites, etc...
Security has been the main focus for this feature. Storing sensitive data in a safe environment was key. We achieved the school's standards by implementing their Online Security Policy. Files are not stored online, adding an extra layer of security and making them inaccessible to both humans and robots.
Governors have read-only access to the Governor folder which helps them to prepare for meetings.
Staff members can suggest events and notices to appear on the portal. These are moderated by the Admin team. Governors and Staff can only see specific notices and events.
HTR School were so impressed with the level of attention and support we offered, they now refer us to other schools in need of honest and outstanding IT support.
We are keen to support schools and simplify their work. We design bespoke solutions which are future-proof and most of all, user friendly. If your organisation requires a complex tool developing, remember that we can help you achieve just that.
The client said
We have been thoroughly impressed with the service and ongoing support offered by Renoovo Design. From the initial design phase to ongoing development we can rely on Renoovo to offer a prompt, efficient and friendly service. We are exceptionally pleased with the way that our learning platform 'just works' and offers ease of access for staff, pupils and governors at our school.
The combination of Wordpress and Google Apps has meant that we can offer services to our pupils in a primary school which are usually only used at university level. As such, the ethos of our school in relation to digital technologies has changed and continues to evolve as we become a 'digital school' - this would not have been possible without the support and service of Renoovo Design.