Putting attendance under the spotlight using SIMS - BETT 2009

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Presentation given at the BETT show in 2009 as part of the Capita exhibition offering.

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  • The increased used of SIMS in the classroom has enabled use to embrace the 5 outcomes of ECM;Be healthy Stay safe Enjoy and achieve Make a positive contribution Achieve economic well-being We are no longer just using SIMS for attendance.
  • For us the next step is SIMS Learning Gateway for parent and teacher home access.
  • Putting attendance under the spotlight using SIMS - BETT 2009

    1. 1. SPROWSTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL PUTTING ATTENDANCE UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT JAMES WRIGHT – HEAD OF ICT SUPPORT SERVICES STUART LEE – DATA MANAGER
    2. 2. Some facts about us 1750+ students  KS3 and KS4 single site  KS5 split site shared with 2 other schools  Students from both city and rural locations  Differing levels of parental engagement and attitudes 
    3. 3. Some key statistics 05 / 06 06 / 07 07 / 08 Absence % 9.2 9.61 6.9 GCSE A* - C % 42 55 60
    4. 4. HOW DID WE CHANGE...
    5. 5. FROM THIS...
    6. 6. TO THIS...
    7. 7. Key challenges and outcomes Technical – understand the issues  Organisational – identify support needs  Procedural – support recording of accurate data 
    8. 8. Technical  Desktops in every classroom  Replacement of laptops  Faster logon times  SIMS improvements  Easier  lesson mark recording First Day Calling  Schoolcomms for parental contact
    9. 9. Organisational Appointment of a dedicated Attendance Officer  Member of SMT responsible for attendance  Behaviour Support Assistants responsible for truancy checks 
    10. 10. Procedural Identify – persistent absence in line with school policy  Follow up – regular communication home highlighting absence  Review – For those students monitored, did we make a positive change to their attendance 
    11. 11. But how things have changed.. Assessment Behaviour Attendance G&T Achievement SEN
    12. 12. WHAT NEXT?
    13. 13. TRNGFAbbot SIMS LEARNING GATEWAY
    14. 14. FURTHER INFORMATION WWW.SIMS.CO.UK/BETT WWW.SCHOOLCOMMS.COM JAMES WRIGHT – WRIGHTJ@SPROWSTONHIGH.ORG STUART LEE – LEES@SPROWSTONHIGH.ORG THANKS FOR LISTENING

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