When Val Cameron arrived as headteacher at Park Lane Primary School, she inherited a pupil data software system not being used to its full capabilities. Now the software is used throughout the school - even by teachers in the classroom.Staff work together to collect, record and analyse a range of pupil data. Teachers input SATs results and use targets in the classroom to track pupil progress. Non-teaching staff record attendance and achievement data on each child's personal profile. This cohesive approach enables the head to raise any attendance issues with the Educational Welfare Officer, while school governors can also use the system to access attendance data. The school also recognises the positive aspect of data, as they build up a clear picture of every pupil, by recording their other achievements, both in and out of school.
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