Finding a way of recording, tracking and reporting Careers interventions is something that a school can spend the majority of the annual budget in. We’ve put together a handy guide on how you can do it for free.
There are plenty of Careers Leaders out there who don’t currently make use of Compass Plus to record and track interventions. Either they can’t get it to work or there are still lingering GDPR issues that can’t be ironed out. The easiest way of solving this problem is by developing an ‘in-house’ method of tracking.
Below we have provided some detailed guidance on how, with help from a Data Manager, you can utilise the functions of your Management Information System to do so. The examples below make use of SIMS but we are sure that similar systems can be created using other applications.
This shows how it’s possible to use the ‘Maintain Achievements’ section of SIMS to create a ‘Zero Tariff’ entry that relates to any user named intervention. This way you can add entries individually or in baulk. The step-by-step guide above will show you how to record them.
The document above illustrates how it is possible to pull the intervention data across to auto-generate Careers Reports, which can then be sent home to parents. Your Data Manager can do this using the same methods used with termly assessment data reports.
Have a go and let us know what you think, we would love to hear if you have got this to work in your own school. We are particularly keen to hear from schools that have applied the process to a MIS that isn’t SIMS. Let us know your thoughts and successes in the comments below.
These materials were originally developed at Oak Academy in Bournemouth.