From analysing pupil achievement and conduct to monitoring staff absence and performance, there are many key areas for senior leaders to be focused on during this crucial term.
It’s the start of an important period in which to conduct a review of progress, and one of the key priorities is being able to spot any potential issues that pupils may be having.
By monitoring progress, it’s easy to spot dips and identify any pupils who may be struggling. The Autumn term is an ideal time to start pulling together this information to give your school time to put the right measures in place to ensure they will have the greatest impact.
The SIMS customised reporting service provides you with instant access to this information and many other key indicators on a daily basis, giving senior leaders and other key roles within your school the instant intelligence they need.
How does it work?
After identifying the key areas you wish to focus on, we’ll install a reporting service to automatically pull through the information you need. The reports are presented on a data dashboard, allowing you to spot certain patterns and trends, and can be personalised to suit a range of different roles.
So, how could this help particular roles in your school?
- Headmasters/headmistresses – With a strong focus on a number of key areas including staff appraisal grades and absence trends, headteachers can use the reports to identify any potential problems and weaknesses and take the appropriate action.
- House Master / Heads of year and pastoral officers – These roles will be looking at how groups of pupils have progressed so far in terms of behaviour, achievement and attendance. The customised reports show you which pupils are coming out on top – ready in time for your end of term award ceremony – as well as those pupils who need additional support.
- Academic subject heads – The reports can help academic subject heads to monitor trends in class absence and lateness, so you can identify problems as the term progresses. Other areas of focus can include pupil assessment grades covering effort and achievement grades by class and GCSE predictions.
- Governors – The flexibility of the service means you can produce a version specific for governors, to give them an overview on the wider school performance such as prospective numbers, absences and staff appraisals. Furthermore, you can customise the reports to exclude sensitive student or staff details and have this sent to them on a weekly or monthly basis.
This is just a snapshot of the information you can use to design your reports. Whatever your role in school, because all of this information is already in SIMS, the reports can be emailed to your inbox as often as you like – providing you with greater insight into your school’s performance.
Would you like to get started with our bespoke reporting service and access the key information you need on a single data dashboard? Please call the independent schools team on +44 (0)1285 647259.