Day three of Data Driven Districts Dashboard is underway at the Education Leadership Institute in East London, where all Circuit Managers are fully hands on, on the navigation of the actual system.
With whispers, chattering, some confusion but overall excitement, circuit managers are learning how to use all the tools on the Dashboard. Primarily, the Dashboard gives circuit summaries of key areas at schools e.g. Learner Attendance, Educator Attendance, Task Coverage, Promotion of Grade R-11 learners, Matric pass rate and Report marks pass rate.
The Dashboard is a great intervention facility that will enable circuit managers to follow up on schools that are underperforming in any of the key areas and what the linkages are e.g. Educators attendance has a direct impact on task coverage etc. This is also a tool that can be used to acknowledge schools that are performing well. The Dashboard is a wealth of knowledge that will be hugely beneficial to the Eastern Cape if used correctly.
Derrick Nyati, a circuit manager from OR Thambo Coastal, former Libode District, which takes care of 30 schools says’ “Scarcity of Maths and Science teachers in my circuit is a challenge, and in most cases, we are using foreign nationals, so it will be very interesting to see how this will affect our results in my circuit through the Dashboard.” Nyati continued by saying, “The DDD Dashboard training is informative and will give us more knowledge about the schools we take care of.”
All circuit managers are well on their way to fully understanding the dashboard, however it will take a good few practices before being experts, however, if any circuit managers are having difficulties navigating the system, short videos will be uploaded on ECDoE Facebook page for your convenience.