Introducing Plus, an innovative journaling platform that focuses on fostering positive wellbeing in schools, from the classroom to the playground.
Over the past 6-months, we've worked closely with Plus, understanding their core objective of transforming how schools approach mental health and wellbeing.
Their aim is to create a platform that not only educates students about wellbeing but also provides teachers with real-time data to support their invaluable role.
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Teachers play a critical role in supporting students' mental health, but the challenge lies in understanding individual needs and issues that may be brewing beneath the surface especially in a world of growing class sizes and decreasing staff. Plus, driven by a mission to transform mental health support in schools, leverages key data that underscores the urgency of their work:
These statistics highlight the limitations of traditional methods in addressing mental health in schools and Plus is committed to developing a solution that streamlines the process of monitoring student wellbeing, aiming to create a more efficient, effective, and responsive system.
When Plus approached us, they already had successfully completed smaller trials of their idea and were ready to build on their success with a new web app. We suggested going through a Blueprinting Phase to critically assess all of the underlying requirements and scope out the ideal solution.
Blueprinting typically takes 2 weeks and can help clients realise what and if a technology solution is suitable, before sinking time and money into design and development, where making changes can be more expensive. Planning is a must for a streamlined solution.
Our Technical Lead, Matthew Spence, took Plus through following Blueprinting steps:
We planned out a software solution of web apps that could be accessed from anywhere by students, teachers, schools and of course, Plus Staff that provided a different experience of Plus based on your user group.
Although the Plus platform is accessed through the web, the final software is actually made up of 4 web apps.
These apps were then tied together using a multi-package repository configuration through PNPM, for easy repurposing of components and assets across the product.
The chosen tech stack for this was very important to provide the best experience for users and stakeholders. The entire platform made use of the following technologies.
These technologies, and more, provided a fast, scalable and seamless web app for Plus that gave a great experience to students, teachers and schools a great experience.
The role out of Plus has been extremely successful with several schools and over 400 students having onboarded to the new web app and reporting monumental success.
Plus continues on with it's growth plans to carry on building great software for primary schools, supporting teachers and empowering wellbeing in every child.