'We were pleased with the ease with which our staff used e1 for statutory registration from ‘live’ e1 day. We also felt that, for the majority of our staff who were using electronic registration for the first time, and not wanting to overload staff , that we wouldn’t offer everyone training on the Reporting module.
However, in spite of this, within a couple of weeks we found reports that had been created by some of our teaching staff.
Marksheets have been used by all teaching staff for Summer assessment entries. Form tutors have used the Multiple Comment entry option to enable them to view all subject data for their students and enter their own Comments online. This data has been merged into Word templates in order to create our Annual and Tutor Reports.
Attachments to Pupil records have allowed us to attach IEPs ( now paperless) and scanned College reports. Working in collaboration with external agencies to exchange data electronically we would hope that use of this option will expand in the foreseeable future.
Using both of these methods we have reduced our paper output considerably. In the case of Annual Reports the production of paper draft reports for form tutor use was not necessary. As a Bronze eco-school, working towards our Silver accreditation this is a very important step for us.'
Wayland Academy, Norfolk