Northern Media develop new website for Spring Ahead.

This month Northern Media have launched an exciting new website for Spring Ahead in association to the WellSpring Academy Trust based in Barnsley.

WellSpring Academy is a Trust that has many academies and schools across Yorkshire and is in the top 5% of Trusts in England for number of academies. WellSpring are very prominent in the local area with academies in Kirklees, Barnsley and Leeds.

Spring Ahead is a newly formed online supply agency and community interest company. It is focused on connecting schools with supply teachers and allowing the academies to easily find quality, reliable and suitable staff.

Spring Ahead called upon Northern Media’s proven web development expertise to design and build a new website. The new site will support Spring Ahead’s mission of creating an easy place for schools and staff to connect quickly and efficiently.

The website allows schools and academies to post jobs and work that is available to supply teachers. The website then notifies the teachers with an email or text message where they can accept or decline the opportunity.

In addition, schools can search, filter and offer assignments to staff based on their experience, specialism and user ratings direct through the website.

The project was unique and complex so an in depth technical specification was devised to ensure the site met the functional and practical requirements of Spring Ahead.

Adam McDermott, Regional Projects Officer of Wellspring Academy Trust said:

“We are really happy with the website and it will help us get the best staff available for our schools and pupils. As a result of Northern Media developing the project, we can now pay above-average rates for our staff as we don’t need to pay the usual commission charge of a supply agency”.

“We are now working on an App for the Spring Ahead initiative, so it is even easier for teachers to view opportunities and we look forward to developing other projects with Northern Media in the future.”

Northern Media provide a range of digital marketing services to clients across all different sectors. We can work with you to develop the best strategy to help your organisation work more efficiently. For more information, contact us today on 01924 367 105.

Written by joshuaH

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