Current research and consultancy work on offer
Here's what we have on offer at the moment:
Help make your school run better!
What lies at the heart of the way your school runs?
You’ll probably say “the people in it”, but sometimes they need tools to make life easier. If your schools is like most, it will have a school information management system (maybe more than one) which various people will use to do some very important jobs.
Could it do more for you? We’re conducting some research among independent schools, on behalf of a software solutions provider, to find out what you need from these systems and how you can be better supported in using them.
This project is aimed at Senior leaders and Bursars in independent schools with some awareness and involvement with their school’s management information system.
We’re offering £75 in return for 1 hour of your time. This will be split between a telephone interview and an online form to fill out in advance. Interviews will be taking place between 25th September and the 10th October.
These are group discussions with 6 - 10 participants, run by a Schoolzone moderator. We pay attendees £50 - £60 each to participate. Groups run for 2 hours after school (usually starting at 4:30) and are held at a prominent local venue or are held online via Adobe Connect and teleconferencing.
Focus groups are a great opportunity to get your voice heard and hear from colleagues in other schools. We run groups on a variety of topics and teachers often say that participation has been the best CPD they've had all year. Not to mention the cash!
Surveys are probably the simplest way to take part in Schoolzone research - they typically take about 5minutes to complete and we pay loyalty scheme members £2 per completion, where appropriate. Additionally, we run monthly prize draws for all entrants. These are typically £750 to £1,000.
ur surveys are always aimed at teachers or other education professionals, not asking you what sort of shampoo you use. Often, the resulting reports are published on the Schoolzone site.