A web-based parent portal software designed to link directly with the SIMS management information system, allowing schools to engage parents in their child's education. Schools decide what data to make available for parents to view. Parents can login to INSIGHT Software, via a link on the school's website and see their child's data.
The parent portal has helped schools improve communication between teachers, parents and pupils thus sharing pupil data online, as a result helping improve a child’s attendance, behaviour and more.
By sharing pupil data online with parents, has helped schools save time and costs of paper, printing, and postage, as well as create a dialogue with parents and pupils helping in raising pupil attainment across the school.
Parents can quickly see a snapshot view of the most important data as soon as they login, including: attendance for today, school notices, alerts for attendance and behaviour, assignments, recent behaviours. By keeping track of their child's attendance by viewing: timetable, attendance for today, attendance for this term, week by week attendance with overall weekly percentage, lesson by lesson attendance, attendance code summary, statistical summary, attendance by session, attendance by subject, comparison of attendance against class and year, termly attendance for the whole time at school..parents can see how their child's attendance is improving or otherwise.
Positive and negative behaviour along with points can also be viewed by parents. Parents can also see any detentions issued and scheduled for their child and check if the detention was attended. To view how well their child’s behaviour is compared with the class and year group, a behaviour comparison chart is available to display this data.
With schools reporting assessment data in INSIGHT, parents can login to see their child’s assessments and also view subject reports with the functionality of saving and printing these. Examination data, including exam entries, exam results and exam coursework, exam timetable and key stage results can also be viewed.
If parents have new personal details to inform the school about, the new details can be sent to the school in INSIGHT. The personal details will be updated, once approved by the school... a quick, easy and convenient way for parents. A list of contacts associated with the child is available for parents, allowing them to instantly and conveniently contact a staff member regarding any issues or concerns regarding their child. For schools that hold school events, the ‘Ticket and Seat booking’ feature is a great time saving online tool allowing parents to book their seats and tickets online. General information such as: weather, RSS Feeds, school details, school announcements, user-defined pages, newsletters and school dinners can also be viewed.