Online Registration & Pupil Attendance Management for Schools
• Established in 1991
• Developers of pupil data management
software products for schools and LAs
• Supplying to education establishments all
over the country
• Premier Partner of Capita CS..
• Allows TASC Software products to link
directly to the SIMS MIS in the school - no
transfer of data is required.
Attendance & Attainment..
“The evidence shows that children with poor
attendance are unlikely to succeed
academically and they are more likely not to
be in education, employment or training (NEET)
when they leave school.
Attendance has been steadily improving in the
last few years, but there were still 57 million days
of school missed in 2009 to 2010!”
– (Source: http://www.education.gov.uk)
HOW can your school
improve pupil attendance and
Pupil Data Management Software
What is PARS Connect?
A web-based teacher-friendly software
designed for schools to manage pupil data
How does PARS Connect work?
PARS Connect ...
• a web application
• installed onto an IIS
Server in the school
• available on the most
conforming to W3C
• works on PC, Laptop,
iPad, Touchpad, Mobiles
• Teachers can view all
• Both session (AM & PM)
and lesson registers can
When taking a register, teachers can also
view for pupils, any:
• Notices set
• Detentions set
• On report
• Extra classes
• Class removal
Attendance Officers can select pupils and
a date range, to see attendance marks
and quickly identify:
• Truants/Post-registration truants
• Pupils who have not attended school
with no reason ‘N’
Parents can be contacted via SMS, phone
or email regarding attendance concerns,
thus gaining parental support in
• Ensure attendance data is always kept
up to date and accurate, with electronic
• Monitor pupil attendance more
• Retrieve data easily and quickly
• Reduces levels of truancy
• Record lesson by lesson registration
• Access an analysis of attendance data
Identify Missing Registers
Any missed or incomplete registers can
be identified. The relevant staff
member can be notified to complete
Quickly and easily identify unexplained marks in
Contact the pupil’s tutor by sending a notice;
or SMS text, email or send a letter to the
parents to request a reason for the absence.
Update any unexplained marks once reasons
Manage partial or full school closure, via
recording an exceptional
Given a reason for the closure, any
recorded attendance marks will be
overwritten by the selected code, ‘#’
or ‘Y’ for the date period selected.
To view pupil attendance, various attendance reports are available.
Pupil persistent absence:
See which pupils are in the PA band (<85% attendance).
Not only that, but also see their attendance over previous
weeks to see if PA pupils are improving or dropping.
Selected weekly reports can be automated directing the
right report at the right time to specific members of
E.g. All heads of year to
receive a report at 10 a.m.
on Mondays detailing any
pupils with less than 85%
A great time saving feature
for Attendance Officers!
Custom Attendance Codes
Create custom attendance codes for
lessons, helping schools to get
View the whole school’s attendance, in easy to understand
• Current session
• Whole school attendance
• Year to Date vs This week
• Pupils with the worst attendance level
• Overall attendance vs Change this week
improved lesson attendance & Punctuality
at Wolstanton High School!
for attendance monitoring at Newent
We have been using PARS for two years. We now have a much
better picture on attendance. We know who is in, and the accuracy
is dependent upon the user and not the software. We didn't have
lesson registers until PARS, now we can quickly see who has
disappeared. Our Attendance Officers use it all the time and
attendance is now better than it was before. We also use the
messaging and notices facilities on PARS and find its
communications features very helpful – Steven Cleaver, ICT
Manager, St. Peter’s RC School
PARS started to prove an essential tool and was expanded to all
lessons. It informed staff if a student had been missing from even one
lesson. This proved essential in a battle for attendance. Our
attendance to lessons improved significantly. Lateness to lessons was
reduced – Steve Wilkinson, Assistant Headteacher, Wolstanton High
Would you like to see a full demo?
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