What's so good about it?
This reporting tool was exclusively designed by teachers and senior staff at Bonner Primary School in London. They were consulted throughout the entire development process and were also involved in the testing of Phase 1 & 2. Phase 2 of the implementation involved teachers and senior staff from Globe primary school in London. Phase 3 involved 8 new schools in tower hamlets. It is designed to be simple and save time while ensuring security of the data. 60 teachers contributed to the development of the reporting tool.
How much time would it save a teacher compared to typing the reports manually?
It is estimated that teachers can save up to 50% of normal reporting time compared with using word templates or equivalent.
Can we add our own subject titles?
Yes. You set your subjects during the set up of the application for your school. You can display subjects in any order.
Can we edit report labels like 'Working Towards' etc on checkboxes?
Can we use it on iPads and Mobile Phones?
Yes. The reporting tool is compatible with iPads, tablets and smart phones.
When can we access it?
The reporting tool is web based and can be accessed anytime. You just need an Internet connection.
What is a comment bank?
The comment bank is a library of useful statements for specific subjects and levels. They have been written by teachers and can be useful in completing a subject for a pupil. The administrator has the option of making it available for teachers as some schools may prefer not to use it.
Can we add our own comments?
Yes. Teachers can add a comment to their own comment bank and can use it for all pupils throughout the reporting writing. A big time saver.
What other ways can I save time?
There is a built in facility to allow you to copy a subject from one student to another. The facility replaces the name and pronoun of the student. This saves time if two students have similar subject text.
How long does it take to set up our school?
Once you have registered your school and activated your account the administrator needs to do the following.
- Add the school logo.
- Add the class names.
- Add the teachers names and logins.
- Assign support teachers to classes.
- Add the report titles.
To set up your school will take about 30 minutes to set up. There is an import facility to import teachers, classes and students from your school management software.
What happens after we set up the school?
The teachers will be given their login details by the administrator. The login details are generated during the import of the Teachers, Students and Classes. They can begin reporting straight away.
Do we need training?
No. The software has been designed with simplicity. There is a short tutorial video that teachers can watch that will take them through the software. Approx 9 minutes long.
We can provide in school training if that is your preferred method.
Is there IT support available?
Yes. Throughout the report writing there is an Online Chat facility to answer any questions. You can also call to speak to an adviser during normal working hours. Support is available at weekends if teachers are reporting from home.