Data Genie

Data Genie is a new Virtual Data Management (VDM) Service from School ICT. We know accurate, up-to-date information is key to driving school improvement and that there may be times when maintaining your schools data is not possible. Data Genie enables you to maintain, outsource or enhance your schools data management, ensuring best practice and continuity of your schools data management, at all times.

With a VDM service from School ICT you can be assured of a dedicated, professional and experienced Data Manager who has the backing of the UK’s largest independent MIS support provider, providing MIS support to over 1000 schools throughout the UK.

We began working with our Virtual Data Manager in June 2022, to oversee all data in our school, ranging from school reports, Data analysis for Heads of Department and SLT, GCSE and A Level results and analysis, and                                     Census.

Although sceptical at first about how the relationship would work, my doubts were very quickly put to rest; I was surprised at how easy my VDM was to access from the start and working with my VDM is no different to working with a member of staff in the building. I always deal with the same VDM and have built up a great working relationship with her.

Our VDM has access to our school system and is always at the end of an email, phone call or Teams chat.

The team are friendly and professional – their subject knowledge is incredible and they are great with brainstorming ideas and solutions, from problems I present to them, to redesigning set-ups in school. My VDM has worked alongside me to further develop my skill set with regards to whole school data, which is great for the school and also my own CPD development.

April Watts - Cornwallis Academy, Kent.

Virtual Data Management Service

Data Genie provides a high-quality, responsive and efficient Data Management service, delivered virtually, by a team of highly experienced, school data experts whose advice and guidance can be relied upon and trusted. Our Data Genie services empower schools, academies, and MATs to get the most from their investment in their management information system (MIS).

    Why Choose a Data Genie Service?


    We only employ highly experienced and qualified Data Managers.

    Peace of mind

    Always someone available, should your dedicated VDM be absent due to holiday or sickness, there will be no loss of continuity of your service.

    Value for money

    Save your school money.

    Free School Genie reports*

     Worth £295.
    *SIMS MIS only, pending a data health check, when purchasing the Outsource Service

    Access to the School ICT Customer Portal

    Valuable resources to help your school save time and money.

    Service Options

    “School ICTs Virtual Data Management service has provided our school with high-quality day-to-day management of core school student data, support to staff and data analysis.

    They have seamlessly completed our School census but have ensured that school admin staff understand their role in the maintenance of student data.

    The SLT, teaching and support staff are so impressed with the service being delivered and the advanced level of knowledge and expertise that it brings.

    Nothing is too much trouble and our VDM has sorted out many of the issues that we had in our MIS that no one else could previously resolve!

    The knowledge that the VDM has of our MIS and all its functionality is seriously impressive along with their knowledge of DFE/ESFA rules, regulations and policy changes.

    It is like having a Data Manager in the office next door but just online, they respond promptly to emails, request for reports/data and are happy to arrange phone calls or Teams meetings as required.

    I can highly recommend the service – give it a try!

    Rachel Mowbray - King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth.