Time is one of the most valuable resources for individuals, and for teachers in particular it can often feel like there is never enough.
With such a varied and demanding job, managing time is an essential skill for any teacher. Even for the most experienced and organised teacher, finding the time to manage marking and assessments, and drawing up lesson plans, can be a challenge due to the sheer volume of work.
This is the reason that we have developed our system in collaboration with teachers, in order to give them their time back so that they can focus on the 101 other tasks they need to master to be a successful educator.
The Time-Poor Diary of a Teacher
Reports suggest that teachers can spend only a third of their time instructing pupils face-to-face, with the rest of their time dominated by admin, lesson preparation, and reporting tasks. Teachers work long hours far beyond their time in the school.
The administration itself, and time spent doing admin, puts a great deal of pressure on teachers. Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, said: “It is clear from the survey that although teachers love their profession, workload is unmanageable, accountability systems add unnecessary pressure and they are underpaid for the work they do.”
Therefore, any methods that help teachers reduce the time they spend on administration will reduce the pressure on teachers and the unpaid work that they do.
How SRS Can Help
At Aspiring Panda, we have developed our software, School reporting suite, to allow teachers and administrators to efficiently and effectively prepare, analyse, and manage the production of annual reports.
SRS has been proven to reduce report writing by 50%. This gives more time for teachers to teach and pupils to learn, giving head teachers’ peace of mind. Our service is hosted on secure servers on a cloud service that allows educators quick password protected access to all tracking and reporting stages anywhere, any time.