In a feature article on school management information systems (MIS), education publication Tes explores the current market and the issues and opportunities tackled by schools and multi academy trusts in gathering the required data.

In the article’s coverage of the legal aspects of the MIS landscape it quotes Stone King Partner Graham Burns on a recent well-publicised issue involving contractor ESS SIMS. 

He said:

"The recent controversy over the change in procurement practice by ESS has brought such practices into sharp focus for academy trusts".

He adds:

“Trusts need to be wary about falling into an 'auto-renew' culture and sitting back while contracts are perpetually renewed. This is poor value for money for trusts and creates a risk of challenge.”

The full article can be read here