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Mapping Children’s Chances

27 June 2013

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The biggest ever global picture of children’s well-being, education and family life has been assembled into a series of maps by the University of California, Los Angeles. “When you look at a map, everyone’s eyes go straight to where they live,” says Dr Jody Heymann, director of the university’s World Policy Analysis Centre. In the […]

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Musings about SIM’s

18 November 2008

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Lots of recent conversations that I have had with all sorts of people (Headteachers, county advisors, SIM’s administrators) have really opened up a can of worms regarding SIM’s – namely assessment manager, and attendance and how data can be defined and presented very differently from one school to the next. This may not seem like […]

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Parent Portal – Attendance

17 November 2008

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Attendance is one of the compulsory elements of online, real time reporting as outlined by the DCSF for one of the 2010 targets. Vision Parents can access attendance data – not just as a pie chart but as a yearly summary so they can actually see the assigned marks. Invariably when parents look at a […]

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Data security – issuing credentials to parents

13 November 2008

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Was at a meeting today where I was talking to some colleagues and throwing some ideas around regarding parental portal. It struck me after the chat we had that there are a myriad of issues to think through regarding data security. The government has just released the latest interim report on data security/handling guidelines. Schools […]

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