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Impero Earns a 2020 Tech Cares Award from TrustRadius

23rd September 2020

Impero are honoured to announce that we have been recognised by TrustRadius with a 2020 Tech Cares Award. This award celebrates companies that have gone above and beyond to provide their communities, clients, and frontline workers with support during the COVID-19 crisis. TrustRadius have been inspired by the way the B2B technology industry responded to COVID-19 and try endlessly to do its part where they can.

We recognised that COVID-19 has been a very challenging time and as a result has taken a huge toll on student mental health and wellbeing. As schools were forced to close, almost half a million vulnerable children were missing from classrooms and child protection referrals dropped by 75%. It became evident to us that all schools should have a safeguarding tool irrespective of budget constraints or circumstances such as national lockdowns.

Justin Reilly, CEO of Impero and former teacher said, “Safeguarding is the key to effective teaching, and it can’t just stop because of the pandemic. Schools must be able to access records in cases where remote working is necessary, and we want to make that as easy as possible.”

That’s why Impero launched Impero back:drop, a free-forever digital safeguarding tool, designed to simplify the recording and management of student wellbeing. The software tracks pastoral care, child protection, behavioural concerns, and mental health needs, as well as first aid incidents, medical requirements, and a log of medicine administration all into a single student chronology for a complete overview of every student’s wellbeing.

As is the way with cloud-based software, it can be accessed from anywhere remotely, so is very useful in the eventuality that schools close again. In response to the local pandemic Impero back:drop also included options to report on concerns specifically related to COVID-19. This update allows schools to see, at a glance, whether a student has suspected symptoms or if there’s been any bereavements in the family.

Justin Reilly commented on receiving this Tech Cares Award, “We’re incredibly humbled to be recognised as a company who have gone above and beyond during this pandemic and I’m proud of the Impero team for being able to support our many schools through this tough time.”


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