A fortnight ago I posted here about the future of Staffrm. I explained that we needed to raise funds in order to be able to redevelop the platform and secure its long term future. I want to thank those of you who got behind the campaign to back Staffrm, especially those of you who took the time to post comments of support here, on Twitter and on Facebook. It is really gratifying to know that Staffrm touched your lives in positive ways.
Ultimately however, the collective response does not indicate that a crowdfunding campaign of the required scale could be successful. There simply aren't enough teachers who feel strongly about supporting the future of Staffrm. It is with some regret that today I am therefore announcing that the platform will be closing down. I will shortly post more details about how the closure will be managed. For the time being, users with an account will still be able to post stories and comments.
I understand that, despite the lack of wider support, some of you will be very disappointed by this news. I want to assure you that I have done everything I could to try to make Staffrm viable. Along with my former team members, I've ploughed a huge amount of time, effort and love into this platform over the past five years. Whilst I'd love to have seen Staffrm survive and thrive in the future, I'm proud of what we've been able to achieve in that time.
I'm sure some of you will have questions about what will happen to your content and/or the content of other users. As mentioned above, I will soon post more information about how the closure will be managed.
Thank you again to all of you who have supported Staffrm over the past five years. I wish you all the best for the future!