Known as ‘Hope Lane’, Nugent House School in Lancashire is an independent special school for boys aged 7 to 19 years.
Nugent House started with the SIMS Core Suite and focused at first on improving attendance but soon started maximising the potential of analysis and reporting in SIMS.
The Headteacher’s PA Louise Forsyth explains: “At first we were just creating reports on attendance which was really useful for us, and helped us see any issues clearly, but I was aware it was just a small part of SIMS and wanted to explore the SIMS reporting capabilities further.”
An important aspect of the boys’ personal development is to ensure they can learn the appropriate behaviours for the outside world. To achieve this, Louise entered details of all serious behaviour incidents over the previous two years into SIMS. The Principal was then able to access a detailed report in SIMS so that he could analyse the incidences by house, pupil, and by teacher.
Louise explains the impact of this: “By being able to analyse and understand the reasons for behavioural incidents, we’ve been able to put in place effective prevention strategies and this has led to a huge drop in the number of physical interventions required. It also helps us in providing evidence to Ofsted that we’re reducing these incidents.”