Again, while this has been recommended to me, my issue is that it requires a whole-school approach. Yes, it is effective. But it needs people-systems in place to use. Training to use it is essential, too.

I remember PowerPoints of how to use redundant systems being followed in PDs after school. I remember the chief technicians of an unnamed, but famous, learning flatform at the front of the pack losing all our KS3 data in a core subject.

Therefore, as great as Schoology seems, without practice being at least departmental-wise, it is difficult to deprioritise everything else in order to practice using this. This is even more the case when they system does not simply integrate with Windows and SERCO/SIMS (like Dropbox, for example).

So, one for the future – not one for now.