This EmpowerEd session, sponsored by PAGS Profile and presented by Steve Close, Head of Product at PAGS, introduces the PAGS (Profiling Assessment and Goal Setting) digital platform, a comprehensive tool designed to support neurodiverse learners in educational settings.
Key Features of PAGS:
Comprehensive Framework: PAGS, standing for Profiling Assessment and Goal Setting, is a tool that assesses the strengths and needs of children and young adults in key SEN areas, following the SEND code of practice.
Assessment Process: It includes complex assessments developed with input from psychologists, speech and language therapists, and SEN experts. The assessments cover cognition and learning, communication and interaction, social interaction and awareness, and self-regulation.
Personalised Learning Targets: Based on the assessment results, PAGS helps in setting personalised and individualised learning targets for each student.
Progress Tracking: Educators can track and record progress against these targets, including strategies, learning objectives, and references for every target.
Security and Accessibility: The platform is secure, allowing educators to control access to student data. It integrates seamlessly with MIS systems for easy data import.
Time-Saving: PAGS aims to save time for educators and SENCOs, providing a standardized approach to SEN.
Compliance and Justification: The platform simplifies the justification of approaches and plans to stakeholders like Ofsted and parents.
Educational Impact: By identifying and addressing learning gaps, PAGS aims to improve educational outcomes for neurodiverse learners.
- Participants were informed about a special offer involving free MIS integration for the first 50 schools that sign up, using the code provided during the session.
The session concluded with an emphasis on PAGS as not just a software solution but a movement towards better supporting neurodiverse learners. The platform's comprehensive, user-friendly, and secure features make it a valuable tool for educators and SENCOs in managing and supporting the educational needs of neurodiverse students.