Why choose Badger?
The benefits of Badger are fulfilled through the time released to build pastoral relationships; simplified secure access to holistic pupil information, house routines and whole school practice; and customisation according to each school’s needs.
We know every school is different, however the pupils are always at the centre of what they do. The same approach has been taken with Badger, the pupils are at the centre of what it does. Every element of Badger has been built through an experience of working in and running boarding houses.
Accurate pastoral record keeping for the purposes of informed judgment and evidenced practice are as essential in a day school as they are in a boarding school.
Since it launched, we have been intrigued and fascinated by the different ways our customer schools have adapted it to suit their needs.
The benefits of Badger are clearly equally applicable in both day and boarding schools, not least in preparing schools to meet the demands for inspections.
Below is a list of some of the benefits we have identified through the use of Badger.
The software was designed to be intuitive. It is easy to use, as we know that with software, you will only get out what you put in. Badger makes it simple to search, store and track the data you enter. All the aspects of Badger are available within three clicks of a mouse.
Badger enables a wide range of relevant pupil information to be kept in a secure and easily searchable format. For senior managers, it provides the ability to have a selective overview of whole school practice, providing evidence of uniform pastoral care. Within the boarding house Badger enables residents, assistants, matrons and housemasters or mistresses to easily share the data relating to their administrative tasks and pupil information. Badger allows schools to join up all their pastoral systems in one place – it provides consistency and demonstrates rigour.
Badger enables schools to demonstrate that they record, access and use the data they gather on pupils in a professional manner. It ensures that compliance is more than met, and that excellent practice can be shown. From the senior management, to the assistant, to the resident tutor, all pastoral staff can ensure they are demonstrating the excellent standards which are required. Badger is an excellent tool for proving your rigorous approach to pastoral care.
All schools are different, so we have built Badger to be easily moulded. We have the ability to adapt our core version of the software to suit your particular needs. We work closely with school staff to ensure the software fits your requirements. Underpinning our approach is over twenty years of experience of living and working in boarding schools – the relationships between our staff and your school staff are the basis of our success.
Peace of Mind
Providing excellent pastoral care is difficult, it takes time, is involving and can be stressful. We believe that Badger can help maintain an overview of your systems, records and evidence of your practice. It allows you to make well informed decisions in quick time, meaning that you can be confident that all your paperwork is in order. The benefits of this feeling are difficult to measure.
“Over the past 3 years we have found Badger to be an exceptional resource in our provision of excellent pastoral care. It helps provide consistency across our houses, gives easy access to pastoral information and it gives our house staff time back to spend with pupils, not locked in the office.”
Headmaster, King Edward’s Witley