Profiles allow schools to record details of many different aspects relating to a pupil’s time in school. Profile entries can be categorised. This assists future analysis. Access to a profile is controlled using privileges; so confidential information can be restricted to the appropriate audience.
The facility to send an email to appropriate staff advising them of the profile entry can be enabled, eg create a profile to record that a pupil has a broken wrist and email all staff, automatically. Any confidential memo to staff can be facilitated in this way.
“As trusted professionals, all teachers should have access to relevant background information on pupils, including personal and family details, which may affect the learning and teaching process.” Report of the Discipline Task Group