Time Saving Teaching Tech for Aberdeen
Aberdeen becomes the first city council in Scotland to automate teaching plans for educations saving them time and energy.
22:14 06 March 2020
Aberdeen becomes the first city council in Scotland to automate teaching plans for educators saving them valuable time and energy.
Aberdeen gains the equivalent of 14 new teachers through the use of robotic process automation (RPA) in helping educators draw up teaching plans. The new system automatically encodes pupils’ education plans into a central system eliminating the need for educations to manually type it.
The process also makes it possible for other organisations to access students’ information outside of school hours or during holidays.
Education convener John Wheeler said: “Aberdeen City Council is again adopting new technology to improve outcomes – in this case, for the city’s young people, including some of our most vulnerable residents.
“Using RPA to reproduce individual education plans is a win for pupils, a win for teachers, and a win for the public pound.”
The council’s chief education officer Eleanor Sheppard said: “The reduction in administrative work will allow more staff to engage with training which focuses on how to write an effective plan and set appropriate targets for pupils.
“This, in turn, should result in an increase in positive outcomes for many young people across the city.”