William Farr C of E Comprehensive School is a co-educational Church of England school located in Welton, near Lincoln, offering education to 11-18 year olds. William Farr C of E Comprehensive School aims to provide the highest quality of education whereby everyone is encouraged to strive for excellence in all that they do and each student is known, valued and achieves as an individual.
What challenges were you facing?
Our previous VLE system, provided by the LEA, was difficult to use and as a consequence, was seldom updated or used by teachers and students. We also wanted a single system that would be able to run both our website and a learning platform.
What has been the outcome?
Since installing Firefly, the most obvious improvement so far has been the ability to make resources available to students outside of school, encouraging independent learning. The website is now kept up to date and features the school calendar and news as well as documents that schools are required to have by law. We have also been using Firefly’s poll functionality to elect House Captains and Year 11 students have also been using it to put together their Leavers’ Yearbook.
Why did you choose Firefly?
We chose Firefly because of it’s ease of use which was clearly the result of being designed by users and meeting the needs of teachers, rather than a corporate solution being designed by those outside education.
Resources are available outside of school
Ease of use
Poll functionality used in school elections