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Brand New Reporting Tools for Organisational Members

Over the past few months we’ve been working hard on a complete overhaul of the areas of the website where you can add your colleagues and track the courses they’ve completed. A huge thank you to all of the members who’ve given us your feedback and helped us build it – we’re really excited to be able to share it with you. Create Teams and Add New Administrators In many schools and colleges there are lots of people involved in staff training, whether that’s across the whole organisation or within individual teams. Now, you can create teams and give access to colleagues to key information in a way that makes sense to your and your organisation. There are two roles you can grant colleagues: Administrator (full access to add colleagues and see reports) and Reporting (access to the course reporting tools only) and you can do this for your whole membership, or for individual teams that you create. So for example, you may have a lead for CPD across the whole school – you would grant them Administrator access – and they may be supported by a member of office staff who you could grant Administrator access too. The Headteacher would like to see the reports, but doesn’t need to add and remove members – they could be Reporting Only. Then within your staff you have a Maths department. You could set the Head of Maths up with Reporting access so they could see the members of that department have completed – but no-one else’s. It’s a powerful tool to help you manage training across your whole organisation. Assign Courses to Colleagues Our number 1 requested feature! You can now assign courses either to individual members of staff, or to whole teams. You can set a completion date and we’ll automatically remind the member of staff it’s getting close and they haven’t completed it yet. You can also see who you’ve assigned courses to that are yet to complete them. For whole staff training it couldn’t be easier – assign a course (like our introduction to safeguarding) to the whole staff group, set a deadline and you’re done! And Lots of Other Small Improvements… A new overview dashboard so you can see how you’re performing and get suggestions for improvements You can now add courses completed with other providers to your reporting, so you can see a complete picture of exactly who’s completed what. Powerful new search tools that search as you type Easily download certificates for courses your colleagues have completed Export any page to PDF, Excel, CSV or print We recently ran a live session about this, check out the videos below, We’d love to know what you think about our new reporting tools, and any ideas you have about how we can develop it further. Give us feedback at [email protected]

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Launching CourseInsights

Ever since we launched back in April the most requested feature from our Organisational Members has been to be able to see what courses their staff have completed. And we’re delighted to say that now you can run these reports whenever you want right from our website with our new CourseInsights tool. If you have an Organisational Membership it’s easy to get started. Simply hover over the Manage My Team option from the profile menu on the top right and select your membership. We’ve got a video walkthrough as well to help you through. CourseInsights gives you loads of flexibility. You can see all the courses your staff have completed or filter it down to a particular course, staff member or time frame. We hope you find the new reporting CourseInsights offers really helpful. If you have any questions or feedback feel free to drop us a line on [email protected] Equally, if you’re not yet an Organisational Member and get 4 week’s free access to all of our on-demand courses for up to 100 members of your staff you can find out more here.

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New Course: Manage Attendance with These Five Tips

About the course In this course, Matt Bromley walks you through a five step framework for managing attendance.  These simple strategies are easy to grasp and provide the perfect springboard for developing your policies and practice in school in order to reduce absenteeism and lateness.  This course is a great refresher for more experienced staff and a comprehensive introduction for those newer to post.   As well as being useful for individual CPD, this course could also form the basis of group discussions or training and is likely to be of especial interest to governing bodies, boards or trusts.   About the trainer This course has been developed by Matt Bromley who has over twenty years’ experience in teaching and leadership including as headteacher. He regularly speaks at the School Attendance conference and writes for Attendance Matters Magazine.  He is a school improvement advisor, teacher-trainer and public speaker.  He is the author of a number of books on education and regularly writes for the education media.   The full course is now available for subscribers. Subscriptions start at just £5 a month for personal access to all of our on-demand courses. Find out more here. Sample Module You can get flavour for the course by watching this sample module. In this module, we think about the importance of tailoring our approach to understand and meet the needs of the individual.  Only if we are able to understand the causes of an individual pupil’s lateness or absence are we able to put effective interventions in place to improve things.  The full course is now available for subscribers. Subscriptions start at just £5 a month for personal access to all of our on-demand courses. Find out more here.

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Free for a Week: Mental Health in SEND

We’re delighted to launch a new feature for YouCan: Free for a Week We want to give you an opportunity to sample some of the content you would get to enjoy as a personal or an organisational subscriber so we’ve been asking you on Twitter which course you’d like us to make Free For a Week. This week you chose Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Pupils with SEND so that’s free on the website now. Enjoy!

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