Local Authorities are under increased pressure.
The Education magazine has published an article by Stephen Clarke, Managing Director, Contact Group, on the increased pressure being put upon Local Authorities to close the attainment and progress gap between looked after children and their peers, to create a culture of high aspirations, promoting their educational achievements and provide them with access to a suitable range of high quality education placement options.
This is a tough ask and even more difficult for authorities that do not have an automated system to monitor their Looked After Children. A good proportion of the these children are educated out of authority, this can make it even more difficult to monitor their attainment.
Using our calling team and automatic data collection, Looked After Call gathers data on looked after children from schools/establishments in and out of area. This data can be viewed online in real time by the Virtual School and can be integrated to show attendance, personal details, assessment SEN status, behaviour, school history and exclusions.
Read the full article here.