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

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 Putting attendance under the spotlight using SIMS - BETT 2009 Presentation Transcript

  • SPROWSTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL PUTTING ATTENDANCE UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT JAMES WRIGHT – HEAD OF ICT SUPPORT SERVICES STUART LEE – DATA MANAGER
  • 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 
  • Some key statistics 05 / 06 06 / 07 07 / 08 Absence % 9.2 9.61 6.9 GCSE A* - C % 42 55 60
  • HOW DID WE CHANGE...
  • FROM THIS...
  • TO THIS...
  • Key challenges and outcomes Technical – understand the issues  Organisational – identify support needs  Procedural – support recording of accurate data 
  • Technical  Desktops in every classroom  Replacement of laptops  Faster logon times  SIMS improvements  Easier  lesson mark recording First Day Calling  Schoolcomms for parental contact
  • Organisational Appointment of a dedicated Attendance Officer  Member of SMT responsible for attendance  Behaviour Support Assistants responsible for truancy checks 
  • 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 
  • But how things have changed.. Assessment Behaviour Attendance G&T Achievement SEN
  • WHAT NEXT?
  • TRNGFAbbot SIMS LEARNING GATEWAY
  • FURTHER INFORMATION WWW.SIMS.CO.UK/BETT WWW.SCHOOLCOMMS.COM JAMES WRIGHT – WRIGHTJ@SPROWSTONHIGH.ORG STUART LEE – LEES@SPROWSTONHIGH.ORG THANKS FOR LISTENING