New Pupil Profile: FSM, PP, etc

From January 2019, Insight has changed how it records and reports on pupil characteristics such as FSM, Pupil Premium, EAL, etc.

Previously, Insight used the Interventions/Groups feature to record these. This required careful use of specific group names, and could be difficult to understand why a pupil wasn't showing as PP.

Forthcoming integration with Assembly to provide automatic MIS synchronisation also meant we had to improve Insight's pupil record system.

Insight now records common characteristic/profile statuses separately from a school's own custom interventions/groups. You'll see this on the Pupils page:

Editing Pupil Profile

Admin users of Insight will see an Edit Profile button. This links to the now updated pupil profile editor page.

Pupil profile editor

For EAL, there is a top-level check box.

Other statuses are now linked to academic years. By default the page shows the current year, but you can click to see the others too.

In addition to Class and SEN, you can update the following statuses:

  • FSM
  • Ever 6 FSM
  • Ever In Care
  • Disadvantaged
  • Service Child
  • Pupil Premium

Each has the choice of Auto, Yes and No. Yes and No explicitly assign the status. Auto will make Insight infer a status from others, and from previous years.

If a pupil was FSM last year, then Insight assumes they continue to be for following years, until explicitly told otherwise.

Some statuses will infer others, as per this diagram:

Our hope is that mostly schools can leave things set to Auto. However, the explicit options could be useful. For example, if a pupil has FSM today, but isn't officially Pupil Premium yet due to a still pending census.

Your MIS is taken to be the source of truth. If you change anything in Insight, then conflicting information from your MIS, Insight will update to match the MIS' information.

Updated Filter and Group menus

The Filter Pupils and Group Pupils menus have been updated to group the common Pupil Premium related statuses into a single sub-menu. So you no longer need to use the Intervention/Groups filter for FSM, etc.

As always, if anything's confusing or you need help, just get in touch.


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