Training

Training

SchoolPRO provides a number or training options to ensure that users of our software are getting the most they can out of it. 

Through the use of sophisticated remote access software, we are able to provide training without having to come to your school. This can save you money and time.
This has all the benefits of on-site training but without the costs.

We are able to provide this training by remotely viewing your PC (only with your permission of course) through specialised remote access software. Here's how it works:

  1. We arrange a mutually convenient time with you to do the training.
  2. You install the remote access software (if you don't already have it) so we can view your PC and step you through the training.
  3. We call you at the agreed time and the training begins.
  4. You are invoiced for the training at our normal support rates. See our Support and Training pricing structure for more details.

Benefits

  • Remote training can be performed in as little as 15 minutes. We talk you through a new task over the phone while we watch what you do on your computer screen. This means that you can fit training around your normal schedule.
  • This training is completely secure. There is no way anyone can access your computer without your approval each time. And everything travelling between the two computers is fully encrypted.
  • You can practise waht you have learnt before the next session - solidifying and pooling knowledge among your staff

Onsite Training is available on request. Please contact us for a quote.

*On-site training must be for a full day (7 hours or more).

The following should be considered when planning training:

  1. If SchoolPRO is not yet installed on the required computers, the trainer will need about an hour first up to get SchoolPRO installed on the appropriate computers. It would be very helpful if the IT person is there to assist with this. Alternatively the IT person could leave a username/password that the trainer can use.
  2. It is very helpful if the staff can be trained in a location where they won’t have to answer phones or deal with visitors etc. Although SchoolPRO staff don’t mind where the training takes place, it loses much of its value for your staff if they are regularly interrupted.
  3. It is desirable that a single staff member doesn’t have to 'endure' more that about 3 hours of training in one day.

Approximate Time Allocation for Training

ModuleTaskHrs

Attendance

Record daily absences for students.

Complete Training:

Entering absences:

2

1

Billing

Performs the billing of students, receipting of money, generation of bank deposits.

Complete Training:

Setting up fee codes:

Receipting:

Setting up fee association:

Billing Procedure:

Posting to General ledger:

Bank Deposits:

Chasing debtors:

6.5

1

.5

1

2

1

.5

.5

Calendar

Store assessment and event calendar information.

Complete Training:

Entering events:

1

.5

Entities

Records all personal information about staff, students, parents and others. Includes entry of addresses, phone numbers, enrolment enquiries, production of basic lists, merge documents, comments, flags etc.

Complete Training:

Entering and maintaining family details:

Merge Documents:

Enrolment Enquiries:
Managing Comments:

12

4

1

1
1

Inquiry

Make simple inquiries for student and parent information.

Complete Training:

Simple Inquiry:

1

.5

Lockers

Record locker allocation

Complete Training:

1

Medical

Records medical details and history

Complete Training:

Enter an incident:

1

.5

Reports

Record student end of term results.

Complete Training:

Entering student results:

Setup subjects for reporting:

Construct MS Word reports:

Checkout/CheckIN:

Locking results:

8

.5

2

2

.5

.5

Rpts@Home

Enter student results at home.

Complete Training:

Sending emails home with attachments:

Using the module:

1

.5

.5

Sports Administrator

Manage sports carnivals

Complete Training:

Entering Results:

2

.5

Student of the Week

Record student of the week awards

Complete Training:

.5

Subjects

Setup student class lists

Complete Training:

Printing Reports:

2

.5

System

Maintain permissions

Complete Training:

1

Timetable

Import and manipulate the school timetable

Complete Training:

Import:

Setup:

2

1
1

 

The training sessions that particular staff often attend.

Staff MemberModules
All Staff Inquiry
Principal Inquiry, Reports (Enter student results), Rpts@Home
Bursar Billing
Business Manager Billing (Chasing debtors)
Receptionist Inquiry
Registrar Entities
Teachers Calendar (Entering Events), Reports (Entering students results), Rpts@Home, Student of the Week
School Nurse Medical
H&PE Teacher Sports Administrator
Calendar Administrator Calendar (normally a teacher)
Lockers Administrator Lockers (normally an administrative staff member)
Reports Administrator Reports (normally a teacher
Subjects Administrator Subjects (normally an administrative staff member)
Timetable Administrator Timetable (normally an administrative staff member)