The Role of the School MIS in Pupil Transfer Within England
Transfer is a stage at which the education of pupils can be detrimentally affected if continuity of the curriculum and programmes of learning are not seamless and appropriate to the learner. As such the movement of the pupil profile is key. This paper looks at the current data transfer model and considers its strengths and weaknesses in the context of primary, secondary and in year admissions. It considers solutions that would optimise the availability, quality and accessibility of the process and the viability of each. It concludes that an improvement would be best facilitated by an investment in the technological infrastructure and hence recommends a shared database with web-enabled access to all appropriate parties.
KeywordsManagement information systems common transfer file pupil transfer curriculum continuity admissions
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