The A Star System
Our new, innovative software makes dealing with pupil attendance easier, as it offers a comprehensive solution to attendance monitoring, tracking, intervention and reporting. It will manage every aspect of pupils attendance, without the need to produce endless reports.
Our unique software program extracts the attendance information you have already recorded in your management information system. Our software will transform the way in which education institutions, monitor, scrutinise, report and deal with pupil attendance through more targeted support. It will reduce the administrative burden and it will enable attendance and administration staff to focus on supporting pupils with attendance issues as it eliminates the time spent on retrieving, examining and compiling data to manage and challenge pupil non-attendance. All of this is achieved through a user-friendly dashboard within our website.
The A Star System in use
Easy to use dashboard for quick and efficient monitoring and updates.
Keep track of student information and actions through a 4 stage monitoring process. Generate individual letters, action plans and surveys at the click of a button.
A smart system that offers the correct actions to take at every stage of the process to make things as efficient as possible for the user.
Simplified process for arranging and the management of assigned and welfare home visits.
Organise, assign and track home visits and record the outcome with ease in real time within the system.
Record and manages all data and allows for the generation of reports and documents.
What does The A Star System do?
Online Database for Whole School Attendance
With one click, whole school pupil attendance data is evaluated, enabling real-time data analysis and managing the next steps in facilitating improvements to individual pupil and whole school attendance. The database will direct the next course of action to be taken if a pupil’s attendance is not improving at a consistent rate.
Letters and Action Plans
Where there is insufficient progress with attendance for an individual pupil, sequential letters are generated from The A Star System, advancing from an initial concern letter to formal monitoring periods and subsequent action plans.
The A Star System will automatically and periodically coordinate timely attendance home visits for school staff to carry out. Following a home visit, the outcome is recorded electronically in real time.
The A Star System is designed to allow the welfare and safeguarding of students to be at the forefront of school’s thoughts. The A Star System believes in the welfare of children by supporting and empowering schools. Welfare home visits are generated by the system to empower schools with assurance of a pupil’s safety and well-being.
The A Star System recall’s chronological attendance, all pupils’ interventions are recorded in a clear and easy to understand report. All letters, action plan, minutes of meeting are saved in a secure environment within the system. This enables school attendance teams to gather information readily and quickly in preparation for local authority attendance team referrals.
At a touch of a button The A Star System provides:
Detailed professional individual pupil reports which include all actions taken from your pupil’s chronology.
You can also collate and report on your school's actions and monitoring responses for vulnerable groups.
How much does our system cost?
Prices Starting From £995
Prices Starting From £2495
What people are saying about us
A Star Attendance provide a fantastic service which perfectly complements the strategies and approaches that we have in place as a school. As an organisation they provide the perfect blend of people focused strategies aimed at offering encouragement alongside clear, methodical approaches towards ensuring that no child slips through the net and every attendance concern is addressed. They have been invaluable in helping to move our overall school attendance up by a whole percentage point and our persistent absence closer to 8%.
The best attendance management system I’ve ever known. Easy to use with maximum results! Fantastic customer service from demonstration, set up to current system support. 10/10!
A Star Attendance has provided us with a supportive, friendly, and reliable service which has effectively improved our overall attendance levels, reaching 97.1% last year.
A-Star Attendance has provided a fantastic service for our school. The system provided ensures that attendance for all children can be monitored easily and effectively, providing a whole school overview where information is stored in an easy to manage format. The technical support provided, as well as the support provided by our attendance officer, is excellent. Highly recommended!
We have found A-Star Attendance to be an essential tool in monitoring our attendance across school. It is extremely user-friendly and has enabled us to identify any trends in attendance quickly and easily.
I have worked with A Star for several years in my role as Head Teacher and have always employed their expert services to ensure our attendance policies, procedures and systems are outstanding. We believe that this service provides excellent value for money and provides us with the peace of mind that we are compliant and highly responsive to all attendance issues. Comprehensive training ensures all understand and are engaged with the system and find it exceptionally useful and easy to follow. As a direct result, our internal reporting systems are robust and daily procedures thorough and consistently applied. A Star are responsive to our needs and because they follow national frameworks precisely, regular updates ensure that guidance and advice is current and supportive to ensure we achieve the very best outcomes for our pupils and their families. A Star are dedicated to providing expert and outstanding service and are always only a phone call away – offering peace of mind and attention to detail for all attendance matters. We believe that working with A Star’s system has strengthened our work in school, improved our systems and procedures and given us the confidence, language and the knowledge to challenge attendance effectively.
The use of A Star Attendance has had a very positive impact on attendance in our school. The system is easy to use and very efficient meaning our attendance processes are now consistent and well communicated with families. The tracking and reporting systems save lots of time!
I am very satisfied with the A star system and look forward to the exciting new developments that Jill Robson shared with me recently. The new planned developments will make the system even more efficient and effective. Washington Academy was the first school in the Consilium trust to use A Star systems and now it is being utilized in the majority of our schools. The support and customer services are speedy and second to none and I would highly recommend it to any schools interested in the system in the future.
Using A Star has allowed Broadway to streamline their attendance process to enable tracking to be more accurate and personalised to the individual, resulting in less time spent on administration and manual data tracking. A Star are always willing to take forward any feedback given which could allow the user to utilise the systems capabilities to its full potential. Since moving over to A Star our parents work with school as they understand the structured, uniform stage by stage process is in place to offer support to overcome attendance barriers.
What a game changer A Star Attendance is! As attendance lead this has saved me so much time. We have been using the A Star System to monitor our attendance for a couple of years now and can't imagine being without it. Our attendance continues to be around 97% because it tracks all the children and alerts me to which children's attendance is a concern. It also allows me to create a chronological log of events, support offered, meeting etc for each child which can be printed out whenever it is needed. The system is very easy to use but if you do need any support, Jill and her team are there whenever you need them.
A Star has been transformational, in that, it acts like an attendance admin person collating information, tracking and generating the general administration requirements which take up most of the working day. This has enabled our attendance officer and pastoral team to replace the admin drain on their day to day working, to spend more time communicating with students and parents, removing barriers and supporting better attendance and overall outcomes. This has been confirmed by a 2% increase in the first six months of the programme. Amazing and wouldn’t be without it
It has been a pleasure to work with A Star Attendance over the last twelve months. Their commitment and desire to make a difference to the lives of young people is total. They have a wealth of experience in attendance which has been vital to us as a school. The staff within A Star Attendance have quickly established themselves as part of our school community and through their work have helped to uncover barriers to attendance both for individual pupils and as a whole school. The systems that they bring with them are clear, but they constantly look to further improve and refine their work to have the biggest impact in the work that they do.
As a school we have only been using A Star Attendance for a few months as part of a trial period. The customer service has been outstanding! There is always someone available to speak to if you have a query or problem and a member of the team has provided a weekly check-in call. This enables any questions to be answered promptly and any issues to be dealt with immediately. We are still getting to grips with all the functions of the A Star system, but the access to attendance data and the ease of printing off letters to relevant families has been quick and easy to manage. Being able to see each student's file at the click of a button is very useful and the whole system has saved considerable time.
A Star Attendance provides us with a quality service which meets the needs of Oxclose Primary Academy. They are a professional and efficient team, who are invaluable in supporting the Academy with all attendance matters.
A Star attendance has worked alongside our attendance team to ensure maximum success in improving the school’s attendance level over the past 18 months. Using positive in school intervention and support within the community, the profile of attendance has been raised with staff, students and parents.
A Star Attendance has been an absolutely fantastic resource. It has given us greater opportunity to work strategically with parents and students to improve attendance by focusing on the root of the issue. In the first month alone, we saw a 2% increase in attendance figures with Pupil Premium, SEND and Boys now at National Average. The impact has been transformational.
A Star Attendance work tirelessly with our school to provide reliable and realistic support and advice. The support of our Attendance Officer, particularly during these very challenging times, is much appreciated