How to set up Event Patterns (Individual and group) and amend patterns

You can set up an individual meal/event pattern for a student by following the below;

  1. Go to People > Pupils and Staff
  2. Find the child and click onto their name
  3. Scroll down to the Even Pattern Section and click Add New Pattern
  4. Select the relevant meal time and type, tick the relevant days for the individual pattern, choose the start date (this must be in the future), select a defined end date or choose the open-ended option, tick consider closing days and then click Save.

NOTE  if a child changes their pattern, you would need to delete the current pattern and then create a new one. To delete the pattern, you will need to the Event Pattern Section, find the pattern, click Actions and Delete.

To set up a group pattern, you will need to follow the below;

  1. Go to People > Groups
  2. Select Pupil in the search criteria and then choose Custom Group, then select New Group
  3. You can the give the group a name and click the 3 boxes 
  4. To add pupils to the group select the pupils from the Add pupils section and add them to the group.
  5. Once you click Add to Group, the selected pupils will appear in the group at the top of the page. 
  1. Click Save, once you have saved you are able to set up the group pattern. 
  1. Go to People Groups 
  1. Select your newly created custom group 
  1. Click Create Pattern 
  1. Select the relevant meal time and type, tick the relevant days for the group pattern, choose the start date (this must be in the future), select a defined end date or choose the open-ended option, tick consider closing days and then click Save. (Meal patterns cannot overlap - if they do the system will warn you and ask you to confirm in order to overwrite the information)

 

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