The Virtual School Platform (ePEP) now offers attendance monitoring and provides assessment DATA for a wide range of cohorts located in and out of borough.
ePEP Attendance Monitoring Overview
The VSP (Virtual School Platform) now offers attendance monitoring and provides assessment DATA for a wide range of different cohorts located in and out of borough. Youth offenders, SEN children, children missing education (CME), Post 16 children, children attending alternate provisions and Gypsy/ Roma/ Traveller children. We also monitor other vulnerable cohorts such as children who are at risk of being sexually exploited and UASC Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker Children.
The secure platform enables teachers to enter attendance codes directly onto the live attendance tracker daily. Attendance DATA can also feed into this section from 3rd party data basis via our controled ePEP FTP. The VSP is able to gather attendance and attainment data on children regardless of what type of education provision they attend (registered schools, residential homes, PRU’s, hospitals based provisions, work based provisions for post 16 children, colleges and youth offending institutes.
The ePEP Attendance Monitoring Process
The Virtual School Platform enables teachers to record LIVE or WEEKLY attendance data directly into ePEP. Text message alerts and emails automatically notify professionals to highlight poor attendance and missing children to the Virtual School.
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Attendance Monitoring within the VSP Dashboard
The data collected is available to the Virtual School through the VSP DASHBOARD, a multitude of different reports can be viewed live and extracted from the VSP to suit the authorities requirements. XML spreadsheets detailing weekly reports and alerts can also be scheduled and automatically delivered to key individuals.
The VSP shows CORE DATA in relation to daily and weekly attendance, termly and live attainment, school performance information, financial reports, social worker / carer information. There’s also LAC location MAP (which is a firm favourite of the authorities using our VSP), extremely beneficial for tracking (OLA children) who are educated outside of the authority.
This CORE DATA can be viewed online in real time by the Virtual School at anytime and enables the Virtual School to intervene promptly to individual cases and develop strategic responses to trends when looked after children are absent from school. This ultimately helps the Virtual School prevent breaks in learning and disengagement of young people whilst ensuring the child is safeguarded.
Why use ePEP Attendance Monitoring?
Feedback from teachers has highlighted the negative response towards human interaction when chasing attendance. The VSP sends automatic alerts directly to the teacher via email and text message, ensuring contact has been made. Our knowledge and increasing experience with over nearly 40 local authorities proves that this new method is the most cost effective way to gather attendance data reliably, timely and accurately.
Schools will have direct access to the ePEP platform meaning that there is no need for the schools to have to install any additional software. This also enables the Virtual School to obtain 100% daily or weekly attendance data on demand at all times.
The cost of attendance monitoring can be an expensive overhead to the Virtual School from 3rd party suppliers, however we do not charge an additional cost for this enhanced service which is included within our VSP user license.
If you have any questions or queries or require any further information please contact us.
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