Ensuring your school management system makes for effortless teamwork

Engage has more than 30 years’ experience working with school administrators and senior management on effective school management systems

The Women’s Football World Cup takes place this summer. Global sporting events like the World Cup are celebrations of all things international – a coming together of people with hugely different backgrounds, cultures and lives, because they share a passion for one thing. Not unlike many international schools.

We don’t claim to be football experts, but if you were setting up a new staff football team at your school, what would the essentials be? Attract a team of passionate players? Swap their inelegant mix of different sportswear with a matching team kit so that players identify as a team and work in harmony? Appoint an experienced team coach for support, training and building the players’ skill set, allowing the team to deliver a top-class performance time and again?

It is the same for your school management system. Anyone setting up a new school instinctively chooses one platform that seamlessly brings together admissions, administrative, academic and finance functions, with expert training and support tailored to them. Few would opt to implement a number of distinct applications that struggle to communicate, each leading to different and separate working practices, data confusion or duplication, and mixed success. Yet this is what so many existing schools do, day in, day out.

At Engage, we are passionate about international education and work with more than 500 independent schools and colleges across the globe. Whatever is in store for the future of international education – the theme of this year’s COBIS Annual Conference – we are at the forefront of ensuring schools function seamlessly.

International schools are dynamic, cosmopolitan organisations where often multiple languages are in use, cultural differences are embraced and inclusivity is essential

International schools are dynamic, cosmopolitan organisations where often multiple languages are in use, cultural differences are embraced and inclusivity is essential. An inclusive school management system for colleagues across admissions, academic, accounting, ECA and administrative departments instantly makes working together simpler, more efficient and effective.

Engage features unique communication and workflow tools for teachers, parents and pupils, and seamless billing and school accounts management for administrative staff, teachers and parents. Dynamic reporting and Graphical Dashboards allow great understanding for effective growth and decision making.

Change can be daunting and we know that’s why so many schools continue to battle day to day with the multiple costs and challenges of running different systems across school functions. Engage customers receive one-to-one training and unlimited support from our team of education technology experts, no matter where they are in the world.

Schools are always changing to serve the needs of the next generation of students, families and the world beyond. With offices in the UK, Australia, South Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, Engage has the global experience and reach schools need, but with the individual support and flexibility to incorporate new ideas and developments.

Effective, integrated teamwork through a single school management system can save you time and money. We’re experts and we love to share our passion with schools. Just don’t ask us about football.


We have more than 30 years’ experience working with school administrators and senior management to implement the information management change, improvement and efficiency that so many schools crave.

If you would like to learn more about what your future school management system could look like, get in touch with Engage on 01935 403020 or visit www.doublefirst.com