Twynham School Learning Gateway 2007-10 Chapter One part 3- Staff alerts
Staff Alerts- cover and lessons not registered
One of the key quick wins when launching the Staff Gateway was the ability for staff to gain access to crucial information. Every morning by 8.15 a.m. any cover requirements are entered into the MIS system and instantly appear on the Staff Gateway. If a member of staff has cover on the day this will be shown both within their timetable in the correct period and below this in a separate ‘Cover’ web part with full details.
In addition to this when teachers forget to complete lesson registers the ‘Lessons not registered’ web part will flag these up at the end of the lesson. Both cover and missed lessons are the only items that appear red on the Staff Gateway to signify urgency and ensure they are easily seen as alerts when they appear. A further element of the page which teachers find to very useful is the ability to search for any teacher or student through the ‘People Search’ web part.
In addition to the ‘Cover’ web part all staff can look at the ‘Full Cover Sheet’ sub site to see which colleagues are absent and who will be covering for them.