The Peele Seating Plan Software

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Peele Seating Plan Software takes data exported from the reporting section of your MIS and imports it into its own database.

Once the data is imported, there are a range of ways to view this data.

Via Seating Plan;

Seating Planner Software

You can set up each class to enable the data to be viewed geographically to allow for classroom level intervention and to recognise trouble spots. The Seating Plans can show student photos via a hover over spot on each seat and the seats change colour in relation to the progress of each child. Each Seating Plan is printable and contains all the information you need to easily identify each class.

Via Class List;

Seating Plan Software

A class list view is available to quickly assess the performance of an individual class. Key “Above, Below and On Target” indicators are shown at the top of the page, student photos are available and clear colour coding is also employed.  

Via Year Group;

Seating Plan Software

Year group analysis has also been included to view the progress of a complete year group. Key “Above, Below and On Target” indicators are shown at the top of each page, plus options for filtering identified groups such as EAL, G&T, SEN. You can also click some of the indicators to view the students involved. For Example, you can drill down to see which SEN students are getting 4 A*-C Grades including English, but not achieving A*-C in Maths.

 

 

The Seating Plan software can be integrated into your network to be secured by Active Directory usernames and passwords for Single Sign On.

 Technical Background

The Peele Seating Plan software runs as an intranet website and combines with several common open source technologies.

UBUNTU Server is a lightweight server operating system that can be freely downloaded and installed on most desktop and server architectures.  It is also extremely quick to configure and set up for running websites such as this and should be considered strongly before choosing to opt for a Windows Server IIS environment.  The only advantage Windows environments have over the UBUNTU is the integrated authentication that could be enabled to remove the need for a login screen.  However I have not written a module to cope with integrated authentication yet.

APACHE is a robust and leading web server.  It can be installed along with PHP5 and MYSQL during UBUNTU Server setup.

PHP5-LDAP can be installed to enable LDAP authentication from your local Active Directory.

SAMBA can be installed to take advantage of the backup facility that is present in the website.(Development)

 

Managing your UBUNTU Server:

I recommend downloading and using both Putty and WINSCP for use with administering your UBUNTU Server.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

UBUNTU Server:

With Options: PHP5, APACHE, MYSQL, SAMBA, PHP5-LDAP

PC/Server with at least 256Mb ram, and Dual Core or greater Processor.

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