How can SAM help Multi-Academy Trusts?

MATs can use a Super User licence, so they can see all the schools within the MAT, providing them with essential information that they can then act on.

  • Essential reporting for the Head Office and Governing Board
  • MAT Dashboard showing all key information compared across all schools within the MAT
  • Ability to control triggers across the Trust or set bespoke triggers for individual schools
  • Control over access
  • Helping Executive Headteachers and Business Managers access information remotely
  • Reducing absence, reducing supply
  • Improving teaching continuity and standards

By reducing the time staff are absent from the classroom or school, SAM helps to maintain a consistent approach and consistent teaching standards therefore improving the overall performance of the Trust and having a positive impact on pupil progress.

We are already working with a number of Trusts who are seeing reduced absence rates and improved standards as a result.

Tracey Fallon
Chief Operations Officer, Inspire Partnership Multi-Academy Trust

The SAM system enables our Multi Academy Trust to manage sickness absence proactively. It provides the Central Team with an overview of all staff who have hit triggers or are on monitoring rounds. The system has been designed to allow our Schools to record tag’s against open cases which demonstrates our schools are compliant with the sickness absence policy. It also provides comprehensive case notes on individuals at the push of a button. The reporting suite is very powerful and enables the Trust to run regular reports showing the cost of the absence in days and £’s at both individual school level and across all schools in the Trust. These reports are shared with our schools, our staff and our Board on a regular basis. Without the SAM system, the Trust would not know the true cost of sickness absence within our schools or be able to support school’s with individual cases.

Essential reporting for the Head Office and Governing Board

SAM provides comparison reports between sickness absence types, departments and line managers for easy identification of trends. You can see the total sickness days lost for each school across the Trust at a click of a button. Individual schools have their own login but the Trust retains an overall insight enabling benchmarking to take place across the Trust and support to be provided where needed.

Ability to control triggers across the Trust or set bespoke triggers for individual schools

Having one consistent system across the Trust provides the ability to oversee the actions being taken in relation to staff absence. The Trust can set defined triggers for all schools, or individual triggers can be applied.

Control over access

The different levels of access allow the Trust to control who sees what information helping to ensure that the process being followed is secure and GDPR compliant.

Helping Executive Headteachers and Business Managers access information remotely

SAM provides a full case management tracker and print case functionality, accessible from any location, helping Executive Headteachers and Business Managers to manage multiple locations.

To help remote access SAM provides a Document store for uploading fit notes, messages and letters including Trust-specific documents, so again everything is there at their fingertips, not sat on a desk somewhere else. SAM can even add any guidance documents, letter templates and documents the Trust wishes schools to use, providing a central location for the Trust.

Reducing absence, reducing supply

Savings across the Trust could be extensive as schools save on supply and associated absence costs. This budget could be better spent then on teaching resources and facilities.

Improving teaching continuity and standards

By reducing the time staff are absent from the classroom or school, SAM helps to maintain a consistent approach and consistent teaching standards therefore improving the overall performance of the Trust and having a positive impact on pupil progress.

SAM offers 10% discount for Multi-Academy Trusts purchasing together. For more information,