As a destination school, secondary schools attract the following benefits from using the Transition Portal to collect information about their upcoming primary pupils.
Reduced administration. The Portal reduces the need for School Administrators to send out individual forms to collect data about pupils
Increased efficiency – pupil information is collated in one place, with the ability to see at a glance which children still need information uploaded
GDPR and Data Protection (2018) secure, no risking data breeches through sending of unencrypted emails or handwritten notes.
Visual clues for pupils that may need additional support, or are at risk, through flagged fields.
Ability to arrange virtual meetings to learn more about pupils, including a “notes” field to store key information that may be discussed.
In addition to the benefits above, secondary schools also gain further advantages from using the Transition Portal as a feeder school.
Easy upload and creation of pupils by Data Managers
No need to fill out different forms for each different destination Post 16.
Ability to upload both predicted and actual exam results.
Clear, easy to use interface with clear representation of which pupils have their information completed.
Information moves with a pupil, meaning that no information is lost to the destination school and no need to refill information if a pupil changes their Post 16 destination.
Pupil focused approach with the option to flag pupils at risk to focus the attention for the destination institution.
Through using the portal it is possible to track which pupils are Not in Education, Employment, or Training, prompting earlier intervention.