My Independent Learning Kit (Milk)

Elegant features fully utilised by everyone

  • Set homework from anywhere using Milk web portal
  • Archive, favourite and recycle homework tasks
  • Share homework task supervision with other teaching staff (great for split classes)
  • Preset homework tasks using future release dates
  • Know which students have acted on homework tasks and receive feedback
  • Check if parents have seen the homework too
  • Provide homework feedback at the click of a mouse
  • Upload any type of file, insert hyperlinks and format homework tasks as desired
  • Stop wasting school budget on paper planners hardly get used
  • Boost homework submission by 44% (pilot study 2015)
  • 79% of parents said Milk has been a positive way forward*
  • 74% of parents said Milk makes it easier to understand homework*
(*customer survey 2017)

Better communication for better engagement

Milk’s student and parent messaging system included at no extra cost

  • Know the exact time and date a student or parent has read your message
  • Enable students and parents to reply to your messages via Milk
  • Attach any type of file to your messages
  • Reduce school postage and photocopying costs
  • Push notifications instantly prompt students and parents, during sociable hours

Milk Achievement Dashboard (MAD)

Flipped learning needs flipped accountability

  • Soft-skill/intervention targets
  • Attendance/punctuality display
  • Achievement/behaviour points display
  • Easy to read subject progress snapshot with written reports
  • Improve student punctuality by 87% (pilot study 2015)
  • Integrates with leading school MIS/SIS

Teacher workloads today are quite literally MAD, but Milk eases the administrative burden with its Achievement Dashboard.  If students (and parents) can see it – they can improve it.

User Analytics

Fact: everyone is using Milk (you can prove it)

  • See which staff, students and parents use Milk
  • See when a user was last active on Milk and download user reports
  • Run fortnightly homework reports
  • Enjoy multiple report filters (e.g., EAL, SEN, FSM, Year Group, etc)
  • Compare student and parent message open rates
  • Overview homework and student ratings by teacher, subject and year group

Keeping an appointment with Milk

Perfect for notifying students of interview times (and detentions)

  • Invite students to attend meetings, interviews and detentions
  • Set attendance to ‘compulsory’ (detention) or ‘optional’ (UCAS meeting)
  • Reach any student, class, custom group, parent
  • Milk app prompts and reminds students they have appointments to attend
  • Push notifications instantly reach your students and parents

Administrator Power

Administrators now have greater control of Milk in their school

  • Promote and demote your own teaching staff to ‘Administrator’ status
  • View all User Analytics and download reports
  • Easily create all ‘New users’
  • Adjust school-wide user settings
  • Manually upload student and parent lists, timetables and behaviour without MIS integration
Student data imported from leading MIS via Wonde
Re-use past homework tasks and share collections with other teachers
Parent/Student app iOS/Android – print homework and attachments directly from within the app.
Upload any type of file, insert hyperlinks and format homework tasks as desired
Confirm which students and parents have viewed and actioned the homework task
Students indicate homework task completion and rate its difficulty
Record homework submissions using bulk select, instant homework feedback at the click of a mouse or provide custom written feedback

2 million page views from a single school community each year

Take a video tour inside Milk to find out why

Newent Community School2016 Survey Results

“79% of parents have said that Milk has been a positive way forward and 74% have said it makes it easier to understand the homework”

Parent Review of MilkGoogle Play

“My kids hate how much I now know, this [Milk] is brilliant.”

Taylor MorrisParent and Milk User

“Really useful, [Milk] tells me everything about my kid's homework.”

Nicola FoakesParent and Milk User

“Every school should get this [Milk] for their students. It's really helpful knowing my child's lessons each week, plus you get notified about their homework! No escaping it kids!”

Georgina EllisStudent and Milk User

“I find it [Milk] useful because I can see how many behaviour points and achievement points I have from school, also it shows you your attendance [100 percent!].”

Chris Garratt, Director of HumanitiesThe Marches Academy Trust

“The system [Milk] is so intuitive to use, that by simply exploring the website, you should have a good grasp of the system within minutes.”

Katie RoweStudent and Milk User

“Fantastic, very useful app [Milk]. Easy to use and informative, at your fingertips.”

Adrian EschSLT & Teacher at Hans Price Academy

“Milk is an affordable option which gives more than just what homework you have to complete. Students feel more in charge of their data.”

Ann PriceNewent Community School

“Milk is a simple, clear and totally effective system for managing homework and sending communication home. The implementation was well managed and supported. The support function is second to none with every question answered quickly and completely. I would recommend the system 100%.”

Kevin SmithDHT (Development Trial Leader)

“Most products we’ve introduced to our school have come close, whereas everything Milk does from the perspective of our staff, our students and their parents, is spot-on!”

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Reduce teacher workload

Teachers spend at least 6 minutes on every lesson they teach doing any of the following:

  • Chasing students
  • Compiling messages for registers
  • Duplicating assessment data
  • Gathering evidence
  • Enforcing homework
  • Liaising with parents

Typical full-time teaching load is 22 1-hour lessons a week = 2 hours saved per week per teacher

*time may vary depending on teaching practices

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School budget savings

A typical high school with 899 students typically spends £0.008 per A4 side on copy and print:

  • Print and copy costs: £4600
  • Paper planners: £2000
  • 2nd class postage: £2300
  • Text/email parent communication service: £1000
  • Total Annual Cost: £9900
  • Milk annual cost: £2282

Even with our conservative estimations, the net saving example for this school is £7618

*savings vary depending on student enrolment

Supporting outstanding schools

Every school business manager knows today’s school budgetary constraints means every penny spent must achieve the best ROI possible.

This is why Milk provides every teacher, student and parent with an effective and easy-to-use solution to cope with the demands of today’s education system. This is one of the reasons why our online homework diary system is so highly recommended by our customers.

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