Vivo Rewards partners with Capita SIMS to help teachers reward and encourage pupil achievement
Details of an award-winning partnership between Vivo Rewards and Capita SIMS, helping to reward and encourage young pupils.
- (1888PressRelease) May 12, 2011 - Vivo Rewards (www.vivorewards.com) has partnered with Capita SIMS to offer schools Vivo - the BETT* Award-winning online rewards system. Integrated with the Capita SIMS management information system (MIS), which is currently used by over 21,000 educational establishments, Vivo will provide UK schools with a contemporary platform to engage and motivate students and recognise their academic and extra-curricular achievements, positive behaviour and citizenship. The Vivo online rewards system is already used by more than 250,000 students across 72 Local Authorities. This partnership firmly cements Vivo's position as the rewards solution of choice by Capita.
By integrating Vivo into SIMS, teachers can reward students within seconds. They simply select who they wish to reward, from class lists automatically compiled from the MIS, choose their award category and write an optional comment. Students log in to their account to view their rewards balance and redeem their points in the on-line shop, donate them to charity, or save them for future redemption.
The Vivo system also automatically pulls attendance and punctuality data directly from SIMS, so schools can seamlessly encourage and reward good performance.
Additionally, the integration of Vivo with SIMS presents many benefits to school administration and leadership teams. Administrators are able to analyse student, teacher and class reward data which provides an unforeseen level of transparency, giving students and school leaders confidence that achievements are being recognised fairly and consistently across the entire school.
David Grashoff, head of partner management for Capita SIMS, commented: "We designed Capita SIMS as a tool for schools to raise standards. By offering Vivo Rewards as a value-added solution to SIMS, teachers will have a simple and intuitive system for recognising their students' achievements, and provide pupils and parents with the ability to track progress with regard to the awards they have earned.
"The Vivo Rewards system complements Capita SIMS by making it easier for teachers to simply recognise, encourage and reward those pupils that have done well."
Adrian Burt, managing director of Vivo Rewards, said, "Vivo Rewards has been developed to provide schools with an easy-to-use and enjoyable platform, which integrates seamlessly with SIMS, to truly engage and motivate students to do things better. The rapid uptake in our rewards system reinforces the schools' need for a web-based solution for recognising student achievements, and the students' desire for the flexibility, control and individual choice of reward that Vivo offers them.
"Having an on-line system for awarding student excellence has proven to help motivate students and improve schools' results and this partnership will enable an even greater number of schools to access our service. As a young company, having one of the UK's leading MIS provider recognise the capabilities of our online system is a very exciting development for Vivo and a testament to the value it adds to SIMS."
This partnership has also been welcomed by schools that are currently using both systems. According to Ian Pedler, assistant head of the Magna Carta School in Staines, "We are delighted with this partnership. Magna Carta has been utilising Capita SIMS for many years and we recently deployed the Vivo Rewards online system which has proven very popular with students, teachers and parents. The two systems work in harmony to make rewarding simple for teachers, exciting for students, and fully transparent to the school leadership team, as well as saving us considerable administration time and cost when compared to our legacy system."
For further information about Vivo Rewards and its range of solutions and applications, please visit the web site at: www.vivorewards.com, Tel: 0800 043 8486 or e-mail: corporate ( @ ) vivomiles dot com.