What is MIS?

A Managment Information System (MIS) is a core tool for School Leaders.

An MIS focuses on the management of information across the school including attendance, behaviour, assessment, teacher attendance/absences, pupil data, teacher data, SEN information.  Modern MIS solutions have become more integrated with timetabling to provide greater efficiency in information collection, analysis and statistics.
An MIS, used effectively, helps schools to maximize school leaders' knowledge of the pupils and staff of their schools.  Effective use of the MIS requires whole-school engagement to ensure that data is collected.

NAPD ICT & MIS Providers Forum

NAPD ICT meet with some of the MIS providers (those who have agreed to work with NAPD ICT) on a regular basis to discuss suggestions from School Leaders and to report any errors or bugs.

Please Click Here to complete the form should you wish to have an issue raised by NAPD ICT.

The main MIS providers in Ireland are;
  • Advanced Learning (Formerly Serco or Facility Admin)
  • Compass
  • Gp-Untis 2011
  • Schoolpod
  • SIMS (NovaT)
  • VSWare

Deployment of Teaching Resources (DTR) (Timetabling) Returns
Arrangements for collection of deployment of teaching resources (DTR) or timetabling data have been agreed in consultation with the post-primary management bodies and the NAPD. This agreement was reached in the context of the development of the Post-Primary Online Database (P-POD) system and the cessation of Departmental contractual arrangements for the provision of support of the original software that generated the September returns.

Importance of timetabling
The formulation of school timetables, appropriate to the diverse needs of individual schools, is a core function of school managerial authorities in ensuring the effective deployment of teaching resources and the provision of a broad, high-quality educational experience for all students. School authorities must ensure the school timetable continues to provide optimum curriculum coverage for students and the best use of teaching resources.

Collection of Deployment of Teaching Resources (DTR) Returns 
The DTR (or timetabling) returns are collected via the EsiNet portal (www.esinet.ie). The date by which these returns have to be made is usually mid September.