Parent focused real-time school attendance system

Liffen, Nicholas (2016) Parent focused real-time school attendance system. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Truanting in schools is common due to students being bored and pressure from friends to not attend. When students truant, many schools do not contact parents to inform them their child is not in class. If schools do contact parents, schools have to manually e.g. via telephone conversations, meaning wasted human resources. The problem with this method is parent's have to wait until schools contact them. Ideally parents need to be informed immediately if their child isn't in school when expected. This is essential, as legally parents carry the primary responsibility if their child is truanting. This project aims to solve the communication problem by developing an online attendance system, with a focus on incorporating a parent communication section, providing the parents the ability to see real time attendance information at a click of a button. Plus, the added function of performing personalised queries on previous attendance data, identifying possible correlations between truancy and subjects, teachers or even time of classes. The artefact aims to bridge the gap between schools and parents; allowing parents instantaneous access to real-time attendance information and enabling schools to spend less time sorting absences and truants, resulting in more students taking the opportunity for a full education.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Computing
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 16:41
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2016 16:41
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21455

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