As part of the project for Croydon Headteachers’ Association, we had to find a simple, but effective way for Croydon schools to share information with us. After exploring a number of options, we designed an online digital form, which was emailed to every maintained school in the Borough for them to complete. This has provided a relatively simple way for us to manage considerable amounts of data without becoming either too overwhelmed or aggravating the old Repetitive Strain Injury!
We also devised a cunning way for schools to share images with us. A hidden page on our website allows schools to simply drag and drop their photos into a Dropbox folder, which they can name at the point of dragging their first photo. Each named folder then appears in our SmarterReach Dropbox, ready to be uploaded to the site.