We now offer the facility for students to register their attendance through their mobile device. The app uses GPS location software in the students’ phones to verify that students are in school.
The App is downloaded onto the student’s own device and checks in with the App’s Control Software. Their location is geo-located to school within an agreed tolerance. The students select their status from a drop-down list of activities, such as 'Sports Training', ‘Music Lesson’, ‘Assembly’ or ‘Early Exam Start’. Their registration is recorded and the school accepts this for statutory requirements.
This means that Sixth Form students are able to declare their attendance, even if they are undertaking prefect duties or tutoring younger students in parts of the school away from their form room.
The cost of the Geo Registration enabled app is less than £100 per month.