The eReception Site Attendance Management system provides Schools and Colleges with an automated mechanism for monitoring the arrival and departure of students, staff and visitors.
We now provide an optional EMA module which will allow schools to electronically capture and report the attendance details to fulfil the demands for the EMA scheme
What is EMA - Education Maintenance Allowance ?
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a payment made by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) directly into a student's bank account if they stay on in education at school or college after their GCSEs (i.e. Year 12 and 13 students). [For more information on EMA from the DfES website click here.]
The implementation of EMA requires an attendance monitoring system to be in place in the school. This has to take account of term dates, guided learning activities which take place outside of term time, and student absences both authorised and unauthorised.
Attendance periods may be lesson-by-lesson, period-by-period or AM/PM, with the EMA minimum being two learning sessions per day. Each week all the records for each learning session need to be collated as the basis for making EMA payments, and all such information must be retained for a minimum of three years.
Education Maintenance Allowance applies to all relevant schools and colleges from September 2004.
eReception and EMA
Adding the EMA module to the eReception Site Attendance Management software will automate and simplify the recording and collating of these attendance records per student. Based on the minimum EMA requirement of two learning sessions a day, a comprehensive report is produced containing all the attendance figures which can be entered into the DfES website on a weekly basis. Electronic exchange of data will be possible once the appropriate DfES systems are implemented.
Money provided by the DfES can be spent on an electronic attendance system : £70 per student where the school or college has more than 10 EMA students in October 2004. The DfES estimates that 50% of students will be eligible for EMAs.
Manage your Education Maintenance Allowance needs rather than letting it become a burden! Please contact us for more information on both software and hardware.
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