With the new Ofsted inspection framework placing less of an emphasis on schools’ own assessment data, leaders may be wondering what value their current tracking software is going to offer.
In this blog, we look at how Pupil Asset’s assessment tools can offer more than just tracking and can be a valuable means to support teaching, learning and school improvement.
1) Fully customisable
Pupil Asset allows schools to choose from up to date National Curriculum frameworks, commercially available frameworks (e.g. White Rose Maths) or, alternatively, schools can design and construct their own curriculums. Where learners’ needs cannot be met by the main curriculum, personalised curriculums can be created, either as customised versions of the main curriculum offering or completely separate frameworks.
With respect to termly summative tracking, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and schools are free to design their own assessment models.
2) Planning and teaching tools
Pupil Asset frameworks, whether ours or a school’s own, can include more than just objectives. Each individual statement can be exemplified and users can even add links to external websites to support with next step planning and closing the gap.
The Achievement Summary gives teachers a complete overview of how individuals and cohorts are performing across each subject, minimising the need for separate medium-term planning and providing detailed information to support with gap analysis, differentiation and intervention planning.
3) Support with Report writing
Personalising end of terms reports can be challenging. Pupil Asset’s Achievement List gives a full breakdown of which objectives individual student’s are secure in and what their next steps are. Simply cut and paste into pupil reports.
Alternatively, upgrade to Pupil Asset MIS to take advantage of our full reporting suite which allows access to a range of templates (bespoke reports can also be designed) – centralised and automatically populated with real-time data for teachers to add their comments – no more passing round the USB stick!
4) Triangulation of data
Knowing and understanding the whole child is essential which is why Pupil Asset Tracker allows multiple data sets to be compared and analysed. View attendance averages, behaviour scores and a full range of contextual data, alongside results, to build a holistic view.
Pupil Asset Tracker also comes with a complimentary Provision Mapping tool, enabling a history of interventions and support to be viewed.
5) MAT analysis
Pupil Asset schools don’t have to work in isolation. Groups of schools and Multi-Academy Trusts can collaborate and design curriculums and resources that can be shared and used across schools. With all schools accessing the same materials and having a shared understanding of assessment, school leaders can be confident that standards are consistent.
Working closely with a number of Multi-Academy Trusts from across the UK, we’ve created powerful assessment reporting, allowing comparison between academies – helping to target resources effectively, reduce costs, and provide better outcomes for learners.
6) Fully DfE compliant
Pupil Asset is a DfE registered MIS supplier and so users can rest assured that all forms of statutory data can be recorded and analysed. Whilst it has been challenging, we have continually refined the system to ensure that national assessment changes are implemented. Schools can rest assured that, unlike other trackers that have been unable to meet the ongoing demands, Pupil Asset will continue to be fully aligned with the DfE.
7) New Ofsted framework
Pupil Asset’s approach to assessment gives schools the flexibility and power to design their own curriculums, ensuring that the demands of the new framework can be met. Our consultants are always on hand to support school leaders and, with workload and limitations in mind, we will always encourage schools to reflect on their current practices and design simple, but effective models of assessment. Our experience of working with schools across the country has allowed us to develop a good knowledge of what works well and what is considered as best practice.
To see how Pupil Asset can support the whole inspection framework, see our four-part Blog Series, Part 1, here.
If you’re interested in more information about Pupil Asset, or you’d like to request a demo, fill in our contact form and we’ll happily show you how we can help your school.