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Education Resources Awards (ERA) 2024 Finalist

6th March 2024


Education Resources Awards (ERA) 2024 Finalist

Strictly Education shortlisted for prestigious Education Resources Awards 2024.

We are delighted to announce that Strictly Education has been shortlisted for the ‘Collaboration Between Schools and Supplier Award’ in the Education Resources Awards 2024. 

Education Resources Award (ERA) 2024 Finalist

Collaboration Between Schools and Supplier Award – in conjunction with Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust (DCAT)

DCAT, a rapidly expanding Multi-Academy Trust comprising 22 schools, has a longstanding partnership with Strictly Education. They have implemented ‘EduPeople’, Strictly’s modular system designed to manage HR, payroll and pensions.

Together, we embarked on a ground-breaking initiative to seamlessly integrate two pivotal data management systems across the trust. The outcome? A transformative solution that significantly boosted operational efficiencies, leading to savings of over half a working day per school solely on absence management administration.The collaboration has supported and enhanced the life of many staff and leaders at the Trust’s schools by simplifying processes, minimising time spent on data entry, and improving the evidence on which strategic decisions are based.

“My priority has always been to save our schools time,” says Stephen Barrett-Kinsley, COO at the Trust. “The EduPeople – Arbor MIS integration on absence management has certainly achieved that.”

— Stephen Barrett-Kinsley, Chief Operating Officer, DCAT

Our mission at Strictly Education is simple. We help you to run your school efficiently so you can focus on pupil outcomes. Being shortlisted is testament to our commitment to schools and the breadth of support we can provide.

The winners of each category at the Education Resources Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Birmingham at The National Conference Centre on Thursday 18th April

Find out more about EduPeople

Discover how your school, college or academy trust can realise efficiencies like DCAT with EduPeople, by downloading the brochure, reading the case study featuring DCAT, downloading the free eBook "Preparing a business case for investing in a new HR, payroll and pensions system". You can also book a no-obligation 30 minute online meeting with one of the team to learn about the EduPeople platform.

Alternatively, you can call Strictly Education on 0330 123 2549 or email with any questions you have about how we can assist with your HR, payroll and pensions' needs.

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ERA Award Finalist 2024