There are currently two ways schools can approach this
By using a technology-based approach across a network or using the internet
By using a paper-based system
Using a technology-based approach
For many schools, using technology to track and report back on behaviours, trends and group progress is a key area. There are a number of ways of doing this; some schools have developed their own SIMS modules which will allow the recording to be done instantly and any reports to be generated from within the school. Many will also be selling these on as a commercial product, so there should be no need to develop your own SIMS package.
There are also commercial programmes, IRIS, Sleuth and more recently, Class Dojo and Pocket Praise apps These are online systems which allow access from within and outside the school using the internet to access information. In addition, with some developments in the pipeline, some parents may be able to access their child's progress from home.
The levels and suggested actions mentioned below also apply to the ICT method of recording
This is often used in smaller schools and primaries, but is more difficult to interrogate and watch trends for specific issues for targeted students. It also requires collation of sheets and data during the week.
This requires appropriate completion of green sheets including:
circling appropriate behaviours
writing some more detail of the positive behaviour including the lesson or location
writing an appropriate outcome and reward
For green sheets much work can be reduced by:
filling in the year, the class, the lesson, the outcome (praise can be used as an initial comment) and finally by signing one's name before copying
having a pack of prefilled sheets for your subject area or focus area
Students or TA’s can circle behaviours, write the date, copy the details from the board or Smartboard (if multiple sheets are given out) and the students can sign sheets themselves
There should be a weekly tally chart on the wall in class base in a prominent position where the students can mark the number of green sheets they receive