Late last year, I spent a few days down in Kent with the New Line Learning Academies with a film crew, recording their stories of parental engagement, new styles and places for learning, and their lessons of change management. We featured their story in the Innovative Schools case studies, which we launched in the autumn, on the Innovative Schools website.
They have a combined roll of 2,500 students at the two academies, and as a result, managing students – from application onwards – is a big job.
I came across their name again today, when Pythagoras (one of our partners) asked me to publicise their webinars for their Student Relationship Management system. New Line Learning are one of their early customers, and Alan Enfield the Vice Principal is quite glowing about them:
We chose Pythagoras because they listened to what we wanted, and they set up a working model with our data. The fact that they have a dedicated educational business unit showed us that they were serious about what they do and not just after adapting a standard sales model to get a quick financial return. They were interested in our approach to the problem, and we felt that they wanted to produce a good working solution almost as much as we did.
Pythagoras are running a series of webinars over the next couple of months specifically for education. Given Alan’s praise, it might be worth registering for the upcoming free “Microsoft CRM webinar for Education” on either this Friday, or on 10th July.
You can find out more about the Pythagoras CRM on their website