Key features

Epraise is constantly changing and improving, so there are far too many features to list. On this page, we've chosen some of our favourites here to tell you about, but if you'd like to learn about the other features not mentioned here, why not book a demo?

Epraise Points and Digital Badges

Points, badges, certificates & biographies - recognising student achievement

Motivating students is at the heart of everything we do; without motivated students, how can you teach? We've created a number of features that help recognise student achievement, which is an incredibly powerful way of motivating students.

Praise points are the most important part of this and can be awarded in a variety of ways - they are the backbone of epraise and where it all started. When you want to go further than awarding points, our digital badges are great for recognising some of the 'bigger' things that students do and take part in. Some of these are awarded by teachers, others are automatically awarded when students reach a goal such as achieving a certain number of points.

Our student biographies allow students to record their own achievements; often things that teachers don't get to hear about. It acts a bit like a CV and can be continually updated throughout their time in school.

Epraise Homework

Homework - setting, tracking & analysing

Several of our schools asked us to put together a feature for tracking homework, so that students, teachers and parents could use a single platform rather than several different ones. In 2015, we launched our homework add-on and it's been a massive success. As it's an add-on for epraise we've dedicated a whole page to it, so to find out more click on the button below.

Epraise Parents' Evenings

Parents' evenings - booking, recording & analysing

Parents' evenings are a wonderful opportunity to engage with parents, however they can be difficult to organise and even more difficult to analyse. Our new parents' evening add-on takes away a lot of the hassle and makes it incredibly easy to arrange appointments whether you're a student, parent or teacher. On the night, teachers get an incredibly useful live-view that provides single-click access to the student's details. Afterwards the school leadership team can use our overviews to monitor how well the parents' evening has been attended across key groups, allowing them to make informed decisions on how to better support students.

Epraise Seating Plans

Seating plans - arranging, shuffling & displaying data

One of the most important tools in a teacher's arsenal, is a seating plan. It is a huge boost to behaviour management and it's no secret that classrooms with better behaved students are better learning environments. Before we built our seating plan feature, lots of our teachers where putting these together in word processors or spreadsheets, which took hours! We're all about saving teacher's time, so we created something that allows them to put together a seating plan in seconds, including photographs and useful data such as pupil premium indicators.

Behaviour management and monitoring

Demerits - monitoring & managing negative behaviour

Along with monitoring student achievement, we also recognise the need to record negative behaviour. Our demerits feature enables teachers to give out negative points against a selection of categories designed by their school, optionally recording the incident details and consequence given. School leadership teams can then carefully track and monitor the negative behaviour over time and by group, allowing them to carefully plan interventions backed up by meaningful evidence. Parents can also be allowed access to this information, meaning they can have a conversation with their son or daughter the very same day.

Shop, draws and donations

Shop, draws and charitable causes - spending & donating points

Once students have obtained points for their hard work, schools often want to reward them. We've got three ways for students to spend points in epraise: the shop where they purchase things for themselves; the prize draws page where they can enter a draw for a chance to win; and the charitable donations page where they can donate their points instead. Schools have full control over the items, prizes and charities on offer. We've seen some brilliant ideas for how these can be used such as 20 minutes with an RC car at lunchtime, or access to a whizz bang science club.

Epraise Clubs and Activities

Clubs and activities - sharing, promoting & recording

We want to help you encourage students to get involved in activities both in and out of school, so we built the get involved feature that allows students to sign themselves up to clubs and activities that your school is running. We've integrated this with all our existing tools, so it's really easy to award points when a student takes part in an activity, or you can create a group so you can do things like set homework for them! Whether you run an after-school rugby club or want some student helpers for parents' evening, this feature is perfect for you and it's part of the basic epraise subscription.

House points and leaderboards

Leaderboards and house points - competition & community

Many schools put competition at the forefront of their rewards system, as it's a great way to motivate students to work that little bit harder. In epraise, students can work together to compete across houses (think Harry Potter). Points can be awarded to both individuals and houses, which is handy for events such as sports day.

Leaderboards allow students to see how many points they need to overtake their friends. Many schools love the buzz that comes with competititon in schools, however, like many aspects of epraise, you can always switch these features off if you don't want it.

SIMS, CMIS, iSAMS, Progresso, Bromcom and more

MIS link - read & write

Our MIS link add-on allows epraise to receive daily updates of your data, including students, staff, classes, attendance, achievements, behaviour, timetables and photographs. If you use SIMS, you also have the option of our 'SIMS write-back' add-on, which will write back points that students are awarded in epraise back into SIMS.

Active Directory, Office 365 and Google Apps integration

Logins - Active Directory, Office 365 & Google Apps

We know how important it is for staff and students to be able to easily log in, so we've come up with a way for schools to integrate their epraise logins with Active Directory (via LDAP), Office 365 and Google Apps. We've made the process extremely easy and we take care of the linking between your MIS data and login data ourselves. Parent logins are also really simple in epraise - just provide us with their email address (via your MIS or a CSV file) and they'll be able to request a login link via our website.

Integration and APIs

APIs - use the data in your way

We've come up with some really awesome APIs, that will allow you to do things like put a live stream of behaviour issues up in the year leader's office, or display house points on your website and screens around the school. Choose from pre-made graphs such as a house graph or points by category using our standard APIs, or make up your own using our JSON API - we're more than happy to add more data if you need it. All APIs that contain student names are secured using an API key unique to your school.

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