Parents who want to monitor their school-going kids whether they are attending classes or not, their classroom behaviour can now heave a sigh of relief.
Various schools in the city and country are going ahead and adopting a technology that will act as a single point of contact between student, teachers and parents. So, parents need not wait to meet teachers to know about their kids’ behaviour and academic performance.
“With the help of the software, parents can monitor the performance of their kids, much before any parent-teacher meeting can.
By logging on to the website, parents can track the academic and behavioural patterns of their children,” says Graham Cooper, head of product strategy, Capita SIMS, developer of the software. Every parent wants to know how their child is progressing in school, academically or otherwise, but for busy teachers, it can be hard to give this information regularly to every parent. The technology can speed up the time it takes to produce pupil reports, remarks Cooper.
The software is particularly useful for parents who have put their children in hostels.
“Because of my busy schedule and the fact that I am a single parent, I had to put my children in hostels. However, I am always worried about their health, their education etc. It is not possible to visit them every month.
A software like this will be a big help for parents like us,” says Meeta Bhandari, an architect. It also keeps a record of a child’s medical history. So, in case your kid hurts himself in school, the same will get updated on the website.
“This way, parents who have keep their kids in hostels, can now get a regular update about their kid without having to visit the hostel,” says Cooper.
In Bangalore, schools like Inventure Academy, Canadian International School, and Whitefield Global School have decided to go ahead with the technology.