Capita Children’s Services Partners With Vantage Technologies to Deliver Paragon CPD to Its SIMS Cus

Leading management information system supplier will sell innovative online portfolio tool to local authorities and schools, streamlining continuous professional development and performance management in schools.

[UKPRwire, Thu Oct 23 2008] Capita Children’s Services has signed a distribution agreement to sell Vantage’s online Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Performance Management (PM) tool, Paragon, to its local authority, secondary, primary and independent school customers. Capita’s SIMS management information system is used every day by more than 22,000 educational establishments in the UK.

Developed by CPD and PM specialists Vantage Technologies, Paragon will support the requirement for staff to continually meet professional standards, drive ongoing professional development, and manage in a robust and transparent way a school’s performance management processes, bringing both CPD and PM together to help drive forward teaching and learning outcomes.

Paragon allows staff to record evidence against standards and targets in an easy-to-access e-portfolio, and to create action plans. With all CPD and PM information stored securely in a single location Reviewers are able to access and monitor the evidence to provide feedback on staff progress, making both staff development and performance management easier to monitor, manage and a continuous process.

Graham Cooper SIMS Marketing Manager for Capita Children’s Services said, “Capita is committed to delivering solutions which meet our schools’ and local authorities’ information management and administrative needs and the SIMS system is designed specifically to tackle these issues.

“Partnering with Vantage will enable us to broaden our offering to schools, which will support and boost their teaching and learning process. Paragon will help staff and their reviewers to identify the areas that need targeted training, ensuring both parties get the best out of the training and CPD process.”

Martyn Goodhand, CEO for Vantage Technologies said, “We’re very pleased to be working alongside a company with such vast experience in the Education Sector. Working with Capita to deliver a solution, which enhances a school’s CPD and PM process will enable us to provide schools with the capability to improve their overall standards, ultimately supporting school improvement.”

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Vantage Technologies Limited is an IT services and solutions company, founded in 1988, specialising in the delivery of innovative software solutions for the improvement of working practice. Vantage is active in a variety of market sectors including local authorities, healthcare, police and professional institutions. Its product portfolio of web-based solutions includes risk management, professional development and e-learning. For further information visit:

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Capita Children’s Services is the leading supplier of information systems to the education sector, providing a range of software and services to schools and local authorities to help raise standards and reduce administration. Capita’s SIMS is the most popular management information system for schools and is used every day by more than 22,000 educational establishments in the UK.

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