Just as the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped our working environments and more or less every other aspect of our lives, it’s reshaped our schools and forced teachers and parents to adapt to a new kind of learning space. As with any other period, the safety of both children and staff is essential to how a school is run. During the pandemic, this has forced schools to rethink how they manage every aspect of a normal day.
The government has provided schools with a comprehensive document outlining how they should respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. They need to facilitate full-time education for all their pupils, make sure that everyone on site is maintaining good hygiene by washing hands and wearing masks and where possible, maximise distancing between people in school. People who show symptoms of coronavirus should not attend school at all.
These guidelines are applicable at all levels of education, from nursery right through to secondary schools. The aim is to keep as many children in school as possible, as children face a very low risk of becoming severely ill from Covid-1, while being out of school for long periods could have a significant negative effect on their future wellbeing.
How can InVentry help?
InVentry already offers several products for use in schools, at all levels of education. Many of these can be used to create a safer learning environment. Highlights include:
The InVentry pupil management system allows you to keep class information up to date through a central database. Since keeping infected pupils out of school is essential, this system allows for highly accurate recording of who is on the school’s premises.
If third parties need to visit your school, the visitor management solution is a perfect choice. Upon arriving, visitors can sign in using an intuitive screen and print off their own ID badge that can then be worn around the school during their visit.
This service comes with several pandemic-friendly features. You can send pre-booked visitors health declarations, ensuring they’re healthy enough to visit. When visitors arrive they can send you a notification, allowing you to control when they enter the building. You can even tie door unlocks to email invitations for contactless sign-in.
In addition to reducing unnecessary contact, visitor management lets you accurately track who’s onsite. InVentry keeps accurate records of who enters and leaves, while also removing the need for paper-based visitor books.
If you need to hold an event like a parents’ evening or governors meeting, you can pre-book visitors ahead of time. This gives you a highly accurate picture of who’s attending.
If your school offers breakfast or after-school clubs, we offer easy-to-use mobile registration for these activities. Custom clubs can be set up in a matter of minutes, and students can sign themselves in if required. The software can be used on multiple devices, and you can also access complete registers for your school in case of emergency.
Emergencies still happen, even in the midst of a pandemic. The InVentry Anywhere App allows staff to manage large-scale evacuations, on multiple devices, and across multiple muster points. These help to coordinate pupils and ensure their safety.
The InVentry sign in system is designed to be flexible and can be adapted to meet the individual needs of your school. We can arrange a FREE online demonstration so that you can see at first-hand how the system could benefit you. To find out more about the InVentry sign in system, give us a call on 01237 420010.