Never before has there been so much emphasis placed on reducing workload and ensuring data has a purpose. Every nursery, school and academy has a unique set of requirements, in terms of their own curriculum, school structure and assessment framework. I have extensive experience in using, designing and building/adapting tracking systems to not only meet the needs of schools, but ensure that changes to the national picture are incorporated. This enables me to offer a fully tailored approach to ensure that the support provided meets the exact needs. This support can take the form of on-site meetings or remote support/working. See below for details of the consultancy services I can offer.
Even when using the most advanced systems, producing reports and extracting data can be time consuming, I can extract the information and produce reports to suit your requirements, or design reports that will best highlight strengths and areas for development. This can either be on a termly basis or as a one off task.
Data entry can be time consuming and difficult to complete when there are new members of staff or illness. I can enter both internal data and statutory assessment returns. This can be completed remotely or on site.
Sometimes the solution is not to replace a tracking system but instead audit what does and doesn't work. I will work with you to assess the current systems and if appropriate, suggest alternative ways of working, training, or adaptations to the resources/reports. I can also remove and tidy up unwanted resources.
Understanding your requirements for attainment, progress and reporting, is key to designing your tracking system. Following an initial consulation I will design and build the system. This can be in SIMS, RM Integris, Arbor or Excel.