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Australian Startup Helping Teachers Get Back to Teaching

Melbourne, Australia, October 15, 2014 --( An Australian startup is helping schools save time and money so teachers can get back to teaching.

Each year around the world tens of millions of people sign hundreds of millions of paper forms on behalf of their children or relatives. It’s a labour intensive, unreliable and inefficient process.

Most schools still rely on a paper-based form to capture parent permissions for activities like excursions and sports activities. Yet for busy parents, especially those with more than one child, this leads to literally dozens of pieces of paper that must be signed and returned to school every year.

ParentPaperwork is an online platform to automate paper forms in education, dramatically reducing cost and improving liability management. The system manages excursion forms, field trip forms, permission slips and many other forms parents need to complete for their children and send back to school.

Fiona Boyd and David Eedle founded ParentPaperwork after counting the dozens of forms they had signed for their three children over the course of a few months. They started consulting a number of schools in their local area last year and uncovered just how much teacher time and school resources are needed to manage the many paper forms sent out by schools each year.

ParentPaperwork has only been available for a couple of months, but Fiona Boyd, the company’s CEO says the response has been strong:

“The feedback from schools is overwhelmingly positive. We are now live or have trials in several dozen schools in Australia and around the world. Principals and teachers know just how much work is needed to look after all their paper forms, every hour we save them is another hour teachers can spend in the classroom.”

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