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School Spider

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What is School Spider?

School Spider has everything your school needs in order to succeed online with a website designed specifically for your school, a parent payment system, mobile app and loads of features for parents, pupils and teachers. The software is extremely easy to use and with everything all in one place it is one login and one place to go. Simple, easy to use and cost effective.

Recommended Usage

Parent communication + other features: 2.5 hours per week. If being used just for website updating: 1 hour

Educational Impact

improve parent engagement
88%
improve school processes
85%
save school money
63%
reduce teacher workload
60%
increase student collaboration
54%
Age Range5-7, 8-10, 11-13
Requirements

We aim to make the School Spider software as easy to use as possible so only a basic computer knowledge is needed of both administrative staff and students.

  • Users will be given a username and password and access to the schools new testing website. From here they will be able to login and perform tasks.
  • All training is given by School Spider at time of trial period setup,
  • School administrators and teachers would need a computer connected to the internet.
  • Parents can either access parents' area through the school website or by downloading the School Spider mobile app on Android or iOS
Set Up
We work with you to plan your system and set it up to match your requirements, e.g. recreating lesson observation forms, determining check-in dates, agree your strategic goals and outcomes, etc. This is done in an session which usually lasts around an hour. We then aim to have you up and running within one working day.
Training

School Spider will provide a 90 minute demonstration of software to staff, who can then feed this information to their pupils and to the parents user testing group.

  • We have a vast amount of online tutorials also to help schools.
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4.75 out of 5

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Kath Markham

Royal Cross Primary School, UK

Used school-spider for 2 years

Apr 2019

the website is continually growing, the support is excellent and the website is easy to use

Kath Markham found school-spider:
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    enables to let parents know what their class has done
  • Moderately improves school processes
    quick and easy to use website so can get information to parents
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
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Rachel Battersby

Used school-spider for 3 years

Jan 2019

Very good value for money, easy to edit

Rachel Battersby found school-spider:
  • Not significantly increases student collaboration
    Enjoy looking at blogs/gallery
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
    Quick to edit website
  • Significantly improves school processes
    App for parents communication
  • Slightly saves school money
    Good value for money with app and site
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Parent app, blogs
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Andy Brady

Used school-spider for Approximately 8 years plus - a long time!

Jan 2019

I think School Spider is THE benchmark for what a high-quality, low-maintenance school website should be. The incredible customer service - including responding to our requests for a bespoke and tailored design - is above and beyond the call of duty. Our website has helped us to develop so many areas of our practice and has increased our awareness of the importance of branding and projecting an image which is consistent with our values. We would urge other schools to explore the tools and quality of the service School Spider offer - they will not be disappointed!

Andy Brady found school-spider:
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
    We choose not to make use of such functionality so it's unfair to judge.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Updating school website is easy and fast and encourages staff to take ownership and post recent material.
  • Slightly improves school processes
    Again, we have yet to use these tools - such as the text services, parent evening appointments etc... but I am sure most schools find these tools extremely useful!
  • Moderately saves school money
    Value for money of the quality of the service and product is excellent. The referral scheme also offers a valuable incentive to spread the word.
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Being able to share information and pupils work, along with tutorial videos and documentation helps to engage our parents.
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Kash Khunkhuna

Used school-spider for 18 months

Jan 2019

Excellent customer service, professional staff who provide a high level of after care and set up care. Always willing to support via phone and email. The website and communication package is user friendly. Administrators can move on with tasks so quickly. The compliance checker is excellent and reporting to SLT is so much quicker.

Kash Khunkhuna found school-spider:
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    School Spider App/Emails - communication is vital and we using the platforms available to us to ensure we have reached as many parents with vital information.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    The teachers will be using School Spider to book their parent evenings - which reduces an immense amount of administration.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Administration processes - we are using School Spider to reduce our paper usage, smarter ways of communication - parents have got information instantly. Without letters going missing.
  • Significantly saves school money
    Started to use School Spider as communication package so that we don't have to use Teacher2Parents - which costs money.
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Parents prefer the simplicity of going to an app/email to get information when they require it. Website has all the information up to date where we can direct people too.
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Kim Rawlinson

Used school-spider for 18 months

Jan 2019

School spider is great but we would recommend some improvements. It is very difficult to find previous texts. Other systems show the name of the pupil as part of the reporting system. Parent information is also listed by parent first name rather than by pupil name. Ideally should prefer this sorted by pupil surname and then parents linked to the child. The payment system is very basic. We have had problems with the texting system and overcharging.

Kim Rawlinson found school-spider:
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    Helps with permission slip collection. Informing parents of non-uniform fundraising days.
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Website is simple to use - teachers' manage their own class pages.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Helps with good communication to parents.
  • Significantly saves school money
    Parents download the App and then communications are free. Able to email letters and newsletters.
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Helps to ensure everyone is informed of school activities.
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Hannah Dunn

Used school-spider for 1 year

Jan 2019

the website is easy to use for staff and parents.

Hannah Dunn found school-spider:
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Easier to organise after school clubs and parents evening
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
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Sam Rickaby

Used school-spider for 2 years

Jan 2019

School Spider has combined 3-4 previous systems in one. The software is intuitive and easy to use. One of their best features is their responsiveness to feedback. They are keen to hear feedback from those using the software daily so that they can make updates and improvements to make their offering even better. A great product run by really nice people!

Sam Rickaby found school-spider:
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
    We do not use the facility, but there is opportunity for students to blog, share work, comment etc.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Very easy to update web pages with no technical know-how needed. Useful features such as image auto resize and uploading videos make it really easy. Homework can be set and returned the site. Communication with parents is fantastic so messages can be sent to groups, individual pupils etc quickly.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    As a direct result of implementing School Spider, our school office is now completely paper and cash free. All parental communication is via School Spider saving time, money and is better for the environment.
  • Significantly saves school money
    No more printing letters to go out. Reply slips do not have to be manually dealt with. We replaced our previous text message system with School Spider, saving approximately £550 per year.
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    The quick message feature means that parents get the message on the app, in their email and via text - no more missed messages! The email feature allows you to see exactly who has hasn't read the email and to chase accordingly.
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Alison found school-spider:
  • Not significantly increases student collaboration
    sorry no
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Keeping parents up to date with news and events. Easy to access site, well-organised and easy to add to/ use.
  • Moderately improves school processes
    School newsletter posted weekly keeps parents up to date with our school and some of the processes we use.
  • Moderately saves school money
    It's a great advert to the world. Always being added to as the software is user friendly. It might not save us money but it certainly makes money by attracting ne pupils.
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Newsletter, class pages, photos and videos
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Debra Eaton

Used school-spider for 4 months

Jan 2019

I was thoroughly impressed with the follow up support once we had agreed to move to Spider. I was able to work closely with the team to ensure the website matched our needs exactly and that the design was both aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate. Any questions have always been answered promptly and I have total confidence in the customer service team.

Debra Eaton found school-spider:
  • Not significantly increases student collaboration
    School Council and sports council pages
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Teachers are able to upload information very quickly onto the site
  • Slightly improves school processes
    We have not used the site long enough to become proficient in time-saving processes. However, it would appear that this will an efficient method of enhancing our parental communication process.
  • Slightly saves school money
    Although there is a texting service, it does not provide enough coverage for us so we have therefore been unable to cancel our existing texting arrangements
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    The website is exceptionally easy to use and allows for information to be uploaded as often as necessary. There is always additional support and expertise if we have any queries
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Liz

Used school-spider for 3 1/2 years

Jan 2019

the website function is easy to use and the support staff are fantasitc

Liz found school-spider:
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves school processes
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    we don't use that function
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Susan

Used school-spider for 2 years

Jan 2019

The website looks great and is easy to use once you understand how to navigate it. There are some aspects which are not ideal (not being able to archive the calendar dates for example) but on the whole it is very good. Spider staff are very helpful and quick to respond.

Susan found school-spider:
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    Children use the blogging tools a lot and enjoy seeing the news items.
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Having the diary, parent calendar and email/app updates in one system makes things easier from an office aspect.
  • Not significantly saves school money
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    We can email and message parents quickly and efficiently
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Polly Broadhurst

Used school-spider for about 6 years

Jan 2019

We find it very user friendly, reasonably priced and the help desk is invaluable

Polly Broadhurst found school-spider:
  • Not significantly increases student collaboration
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Homework
  • Moderately improves school processes
    Used as a communication with parents
  • Moderately saves school money
    Booking parents evenings, advertising , reduces paper copies
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    communication is done through the website
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Last updated 17th May 2022
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