As education professionals we all strive to support our children and young people in their learning and preparation for adult life. With children spending a large part of their lives in school, teachers and teaching assistants are well placed to spot when things might be going wrong for the children in their care. When Ofsted inspectors evaluate the safeguarding and welfare of pupils in a school it is because we all know that children will thrive in a safe and secure learning environment.
SIMS enables you to spot where things might be going wrong for pupils, facilitating immediate targeted actions - helping you keep your pupils safe and support your positive learning environment.
You will want to identify patterns and changes in pupils’ attendance and behaviour that may be impacting their progress. Analysis of real-time data is the best way to spot growing trends.
To choose the right intervention you need to have all the information on a child.
How SIMS helps...
See a clear and complete picture of your data graphically with simple drag and drop actions, using Venn diagrams, bar and pie charts and line graphs in SIMS Discover. From here you can drill down into pupil information, giving you all the details to hand to help you decide the most appropriate intervention that includes all key factors, such as bullying incidents, persistent absence, behaviour and achievement points.
Being able to monitor and track pupils’ readiness to learn and self-regulation is critical to understanding if your intervention strategy is making a positive impact. By monitoring which pupils are falling in or out of the persistent absence group or even the behaviour group, you will be able to see if your strategy is working. This makes it even easier for you to congratulate the child where appropriate.
Being able to demonstrate that your interventions are supporting a happy and engaged learning environment to stakeholders is now even more important.