Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate (QE) won a Boarding Innovation prize for an innovative app that helps houseparents and students

Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate (QE) received Boarding Innovation Award at the BSA Supporting Excellence Awards 2022 for the Houseparent Assistant App that helps streamline admin. Lauren Blakeley, Head of Boarding, says: “It has transformed the job of Houseparent here at QE. It allows more time to be spent with the students, which is vitally important to us. It is a truly unique innovation and has already had a significant impact with the Houseparents, and therefore the students, in all of our boarding houses.”

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The team at QE say the new Houseparent Assistant App streamlines admin so they can spend more time with boarders

The Houseparent Assistant App at QE integrates school database system iSams with Microsoft Teams, and both the app and its House Monitoring data tracking system work on mobile, tablet or desktop. All data (including photos) used or generated by this application is stored exclusively on the school server and is fully compliant with the School’s Data Protection Policy.  The different modules make administration in a residential setting paperless, quicker and easier. 

School Principal Daniel Machin says: ‘We were very proud that the BSA Supporting Excellence Awards recognised our fantastic QE boarding team for their outstanding boarding innovation. At QE, innovation has and always will be of crucial importance”.

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