The UK's first proven Web generation MIS
Aspen MIS is flexible, fully integrated, and cost effective
If your Local Authority (LA) or school is tired of maintaining a string of inflexible Management Information System (MIS) applications with limited points of integration, take a look at Aspen. Aspen is next-generation MIS technology, integrating the following and more:
"It's not just the wide range of things Follett offers, I think it is the attitude that comes with the company. I am still finding out of the range of materials, resources & services Follett can provide. But what I am also confident about, if you didn't provide them you probably would have the capacity to develop it. I think that is the most attractive thing about the company."
– Nick Hurn, Head Teacher,
Cardinal Hume Catholic School
“I see Aspen working in any situation. If it’s a school that just wants an MIS system it will do what they want it to do. I suppose the key question for them would be why would you just want to swap and just use it in the same way you’re using your current one? If they want to be a lot more adventurous, that’s the real beauty. I think that transformation that Aspen can provide for people in terms of MIS systems, that’s the thing that should be the real attraction for head teachers not just it’s a new system so it might be better, but you could really drive transformational practice through it.”
– Michael Gernon, Former Principal RSA Academy
“Aspen is completely Web-based and we firmly believe the future of education technology is based in the cloud. The fact that Aspen can be hosted off-site and be accessed anywhere, by any device really appealed to us. We looked at options that would connect with our current MIS…but it wasn’t the full MIS. When you access Aspen on a tablet device or phone device it’s the full MIS system.”
– Tim Morton, IT Administrator
"The best teaching is when it's instantaneous. People like to know what mark they've got, when they've got it and they like it now. It's just being able to provide that exactly when after they've completed the piece of work is really what makes effective learning."
– Gemma Aldritt, Teacher
Front Office Staff
“It’s a revolution in a way because it means I can be live when I’m out and about to do my visits as I’ll get information for reasons as to why absences occur I can update the system. I don’t even have to phone back into the office to do that. I’m actually doing it live.”
– Jim Andrews, Home Schools Liaison Officer
“One of the bits I really like is the conduct area. You can see if there’s been good conduct or poor conduct as well and I think that’s quite useful to be able to use that for encouragement and not just reprimand. Children always want something new, they always want a treat, and I see the conduct area is a really good way of maybe tying schooling in with the rewards they get in life as well.”
– Simon Foley, Parent
It’s putting you in charge of your own education. You know what you’re doing it’s basically your timetable. You don’t have a teacher telling you stand here in line, do this, do that, you’re motivating yourself as well. It’s going to help you in the future.
– Ella Fox and Kadzanai Makarudze, Students