Twynham School Learning Gateway 2007-10 Chapter One part 1- The Staff Gateway
The Staff Gateway is built with functionality and efficiency in mind. One of the key pieces of feedback from teachers is frustration at the time it takes to get access to data and confusion at the number of systems they have to use. As a result we have built a simple and intuitive interface where access to data and resources is always available within 3 clicks.
Where possible icons are used to create a more visual interface and the icon bar allows staff to get to their most used resources instantly. Above the icon bar are quick links to related sites where staff have free access dependant on permissions.
To the right of the icon bar is the ‘My Data’ toolbar. This contains four drop downs to data which teachers will use on a daily basis. The most frequent feedback we get from teachers about using data is if they could use one system less than the currently do (and ideally not at all) it is the MIS (Management Information System). ‘My data’ allows teachers to: check the latest attendance of students in their classes; identify and target for action students falling below 90% in their tutor groups; examine which students in their classes are under performing compared to their targets; look retrospectively at results data for performance management purposes. We will show examples of My Tracker/My Results later. Examples of My Registers and My Tutor Group are shown below with student names removed.