Burntwood School converted to an academy in 2013, with just over 1700 students aged 11-18.
The aim of the school was to encourage enquiring minds and a life-long interest in learning through an excellent and challenging education. All individuals are encouraged to reach their full potential, while the school provides a wide range of opportunities and experiences aimed at broadening students’ horizons.
Christine Moore, Financial Officer at Burntwood, explains the difference that Parago has made to the academy:
Prior to using Parago Academy Asset Manager, the different departments within the school would record data pertaining to assets on an Excel spreadsheet. We were looking to achieve a centrally held system that would allow us to fulfill our academy accounting obligations. We wanted the system to be easy to use, universally accessible to our staff and to produce multiple reports.
Burntwood decided to adopt the Parago system because of the ability to map the site and track assets by mobile device, the quality of its flexible reporting and the knowledge of the Parago representative.
The asset auditor managed the installation of the system in a competent, pragmatic way. He considered the location of the departments and which of the new blocks they would be moving to. He always managed the use of his time to be of most benefit to Burntwood, and worked alongside our technicians and staff on ‘asset finding days’. The training that followed was comprehensive, informal and interactive.
Burntwood School now benefits from an asset system whereby the various departments are represented by ‘virtual rooms’ in a useful and current format.
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