As a former primary teacher who spent hours and hours writing end of year pupil reports, I couldn’t be more excited about our new Learning Ladders feature.
This was planned anyway, but we've pushed launch forward in light of COV19 and the new need to collaborate remotely to create reports, as well as share them online (both simple with our system).
When we looked at this our starting point was simple.
Wouldn’t it be great if end of year reports were;
Teachers report on average spending 35+ hours on their reports
- that’s 5 full working days!!
Yet at the same time parents bemoan formulaic impersonal reports, cry foul on typos and grammar slip-ups, and woe betide any teacher getting Matt from 1A muddled with any of the 12 other Matt’s in Y1!
It's a minefield for all parties, a huge drain on resources, and quite clearly an area that needs improvement.
So, we decided a few months back to tackle it, and we’re really keen to find out what you all think!
Learning Ladders already knows every individual pupil’s achievements and gaps across all subjects, and we already communicate these to parents during the term - so parents are already far better informed than in my time in schools.
But what if we could take all that information, have the system do the heavy lifting of identifying key achievements and key areas for development, automating links to portfolios and tutorials, so all the teachers had to do was focus on the most important and meaningful elements, the personal comments? (And we’ve even automated that for you if you wish!)
As with everything in Learning Ladders it's easy to completely customise to your own school. It works like this:
The system will then automatically:
Parents will get:
The BETA version of this is now available for ALL Learning Ladders members, just email email@example.com to activate it.
And if you're not yet a Learning Ladders member we're here to support you too. We'll be adding it to the free support package, which you can apply for here.
I'd love to know what you think.