In its recent action plan on teacher workload, the DfE recommends that assessment data should be collected once and used many times.
Classroom Monitor lets you do exactly that. It feeds all the assessments, data and evidence you’ve already recorded straight into reports – slashing your workload.
The Assistant Head at Walton-le-Dale Primary tells us how Classroom Monitor creates instant reports for all the school’s key stakeholders.
Reporting to parents – teachers feel ‘energised’
“Creating reports in Classroom Monitor is incredibly efficient. We’re now in the middle of report writing season and I can guarantee our staff will be coming back from their half term more energised and feeling on top of things than a few years ago.
“When we looked at online assessment systems, the clincher for Classroom Monitor was the reports. We can utilise the assessments we’ve already entered into the system to generate the vast majority of end of year reports.
“Although we were asking staff to spend slightly longer on making assessments each term, they get their time back in the time saved with report writing. Work-life balance is so important; we’d rather our staff spend their time making accurate assessments than writing a paragraph about each foundation subject
“Want to create termly reports, online or offline? It’s simple to generate all the information. Classroom Monitor pulls attendance information from our management software, SIMS, to sit alongside judgements made by our teachers. It creates something parents can really easily understand.”
Data and progress reports – a starting point to raise standards
It’s not just parent reports that are a hit with staff at Walton-le-Dale. The leadership team is delighted with the data reports that Classroom Monitor gives them.
“Our leadership team loves the pre-made analysis graphs and tables that they can access and find it very straightforward to adapt these or create their own.
“I love the ability to look at each subject and see which strands are strengths and which are areas for development. Classroom Monitor enables our subject leaders to really know their subject inside out. It’s the starting point for their subject development plans and therefore the starting point to raise standards.”
Peter Richardson is Assistant Head at Walton-le-Dale Community Primary School in Lancashire. The school has a pupil roll of 438 and is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted. They’ve been using Classroom Monitor for over 2 years.