School Reporting Suite

Saving Teachers Time

Month: August 2016

Faith Based Dual Curriculum Assessment Challenges

For schools managing their education program using more than one curriculum there can be a number of practical reporting issues.

These can range from having to put tracking systems in place for curriculums with different assessment standards to how to adapt the reporting for more than one language.

These challenges can be typical in UK based faith schools that are operating the national curriculum as well as a faith based curriculum. In order to operate there is a need to comply to national curriculum standards but also integrate the faith curriculum.

Then there is the reporting aspect where there may be a need to report in a number of different languages based on the backgrounds of the pupils.

It is these challenges that led to the School Reporting Suite being developed by our team of passionate engineers. We have been able to successfully integrate different grading systems at the same time within our system and allow the easy assessment, tracking and reporting of pupil progress.

The Kodesh Curriculum

SRS have helped the Menorah Primary School to simplify their reporting process when using two different curriculums.

The modular design of our cloud based software allowed quick modifications to accommodate the Jewish study curriculum and the school’s grading curriculum. The system was also enhanced to allow comments and edits to be made in Hebrew.

Configurable To Any Curriculum

The principles used at Menorah Primary School can be adapted for any school of any faith looking to integrate more than one curriculum. We are currently exploring implementation of our software to education authorities across the world.

If you would like to find out more about how we make assessment tracking simple for head-teachers, teachers and parents in multiple languages or curriculums give us a call on 020 8893 6666 

NUT Teachers Union Calls Primary School Assessment Overhaul

The role of assessment in primary education and how assessments are managed is in the headlines as the NUT teacher’s union calls for primary school overhaul.

This development raises the possibility that there could be a coordinated boycott of the SATs one of the main national assessment programs used by the Department of Education.

Primary School Assessment Issues

The focus on primary school assessment has increased a great deal in recent years, in part fuelled by changes in the method and focus of assessments by the previous and current governments.

The latest flashpoint in this assessment battleground, is a reaction to figures that show substantial differences across local authorities in SATs results. The NUT have called for significant improvements or further action by the union will be taken.

NUT’s new general secretary, Kevin Courtney weighed into the debate on behalf of his members.

“The case for a complete rethinking of assessment in primary schools is overwhelming – this deeply flawed system must not be allowed to do further harm to pupils and to teachers in 2017.”

“If the government is not prepared to make the changes needed, then the union is prepared to work with other unions to boycott both key stage one and key stage two Sats”

SATs Boycott Possible?

This would not be the first time that SATs had been boycotted, in 2010 around a quarter of schools boycotted the key stage two tests. Unofficially there was also a parent-led boycott of key stage one assessments that was on a smaller scale but received a large amount of publicity.

At SRS we have designed a reporting suite that allows schools on a range of different curriculums to assess, track and report on pupil progress.

If you would like to find out more about how we make assessment tracking simple for teachers give us a call on 020 8893 6666