The Department of Education and Skills is developing an electronic database of primary school pupils called the Primary Online Database (POD) which will involve schools maintaining and returning data on pupils to the Department at individual pupil level on a live system. The database will allow the Department to evaluate progress and outcomes of pupils at primary level, to validate school enrolment returns for grant payment and teacher allocation purposes, to follow up on pupils who do not make the transfer from primary to post primary level and for statistical reporting.
It is compulsory for all schools to use the POD system, therefore we ask all parents/guardians to fill in the form brought home by your child and return to the school teacher at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions, please speak to Lesley in the office.
All forms must be returned by the 23rd October 2014.