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Feb 12, 2008

DRS in support of real-time access to attendance information for parents

DRS fully supports the important steps being taken by the Government to provide parents with invaluable information about their children through the use of technology.

As announced by Jim Knight, Minister of State for Schools and Learners at BETT 2008, all secondary schools will be expected to offer parents real-time access to information covering achievement, progress, attendance, behavior and special needs, and where appropriate secure online access, by September 2010. This will allow parents and children the ability to review this information when and where they like.

To help prepare for this, from the start of the new school year in September all secondary schools will be expected to provide this information to parents on a timely and frequent basis, at least once a term.

Primary schools are expected to meet basic once a term reporting by 2010 and offer more advanced reporting in real-time by 2012.

As specialists in electronic attendance and registration solutions, DRS has already implemented its e-Registration technologies into tens of thousands of schools and colleges, and as such is perfectly placed to provide advice and support, whether to BSF projects or to established schools and academies, colleges or universities.

DRS e-Registration solutions have the capability to interface seamlessly with most educational MIS systems providing a real-time update of data for accurate attendance monitoring whilst saving teaching time, and can be combined with access control, cashless catering, smart copiers, library systems and SMS to students and parents to help combat truancy.

For more information please contact:
Katie McBreen or Jill Hawkins
Friday’s Media Group, 18 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QL
Telephone: 0207 268 3794