ARTICLE: Pastoral Points

ARTICLE: Pastoral Points

Pastoral Points is a simple scoring mechanism that is integrated with the submission of your pastoral notes. It allows you to to allocate point scores for some or all of your pastoral note categories as they are submitted, allowing you to benchmark behavior across your student population.

Student pastoral scores can then be used as a clear benchmarks for implementing rewards and/or restrictions or perhaps published for student viewing to create a team based, behaviour focused, competitive environment among your boarding community (eg: house points where house aggregates get rewarded).

Important facts about Pastoral Points

  • When creating your Pastoral note categories you can set default points values for each pastoral category that you create and these points will be automatically applied to the pastoral points aggregate for the period.
  • When writing a pastoral note for a student you can manually adjust or apply pastoral points prior to submitting the pastoral note.
  • You can use a colour coding scheme with your pastoral points by setting background display colours for various point ranges for aggregate scores.
  • The Pastoral Points dashboard allows you to collate and aggregate collections of students by any year, house or student group in your system.
  • Pastoral Points scoreboards can be exported for sharing or publishing with your student community.

How to apply Pastoral Points to your students

Pastoral points are applied to a student's profile when a pastoral note is written for the student(s).  In the Pastoral note record there is a Pastoral Points score that can be applied for each note that is submitted.

Set Default Points for Pastoral records

You can set default points for each Pastoral Category Incident Type that you create. These points will be applied by default every time that Incident Type is selected. When default points are set for an Incident Type you still have the opportunity to adjust the points that are being applied as the incident is being written.

! IMPORTANT !  Once a Pastoral record has been submitted you cannot adjust the points that have been applied for that record however you can add additional notes to adjust pastoral point scores if this is required.

Pastoral Points Aggregator

When you are using Pastoral Points as a measurement tool you need a scoreboard and that's what the Pastoral Points Aggregator does for you. 
Go to Pastoral Menu > Pastoral Points Aggregator

The Pastoral Points Aggregator lets you collate your students by various grouping properties and aggregates a score by group. You can also export your data set and collate it in spreadsheet for displaying using your own formatting.

Pastoral Points Timeframe

In System Configurations > View System Configurations > General, you can choose the timeframe used to calculate cumulative pastoral points count in the sidebar.  You will have the option to set no timeframe (by default), a set number of weeks or months, or you can configure to reset to 0 points score on a specific set date.

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