Photos and Videos can bring your pupil report to life, add evidence for each subject.

Genuine parental engagement – adults at home actively helping with learning – has bigger impact on children’s outcomes than any other factor.

So our new development enabling users to bring their Pupil Reports to life with photo or video evidence is a sure way to engage and communicate to parents what their child has been learning in school.

Choose and build the elements you’d like to include in your report.

The result? Fully personalised, custom-made reports reflecting the identity and ethos of your school.


What’s more, the reports can be downloaded for parents to share with other adults involved in a student’s life.

Because at Learning Ladders we know that true parental engagement is achieved when all of the adults in a child’s life are in sync, saying the same things, at the same time.

What is the impact on students?

Independent learners who take co-ownership of their learning are built through communication with teachers and parents.  The ability to add photos and videos as evidence in Pupil Reports offers an opportunity for pupil voice, shared conversation and celebration of learning.

No other system brings Pupil reports to life quite like ours; specific feedback at objective level, custom attributes, photos and videos for each subject, quick and easy process saving teachers over 30 hours!

And, because we’re passionate about the impact Parental Engagement has on improving student outcomes, we have written numerous blogs and hold webinars frequently on all aspects, including Pupil Reports.

Why not grab a coffee and take 5 minutes to read this blog by our founder and CEO, Matthew Koster Marcon all about our Pupil Reports, or take a listen to one of our webinars about parental engagement here.




Many of our new features are developed in partnership with our schools. The team love hearing feedback, so drop us an email with any requests!

Have you heard about our newest developments with GL data dashboards? Updates to evidence in Pupil Reports?

Many of our new developments are born out of conversations and feedback from our member schools and these new developments are no exception.

Learning Ladders was built by a practitioner with practitioners in mind (our founder and CEO Matt is a former Primary teacher himself!)

The school improvement system is underpinned by sound pedagogical research from education specialists or research commissioned by Learning Ladders ourselves.

It continues to be developed with experience and feedback from teachers using the system in real practice to make sure all features stand up to the test of delivering the very best learning outcomes for students.

And we love getting feedback (so don’t hold back!)

We encourage you to email us with any ideas for new developments, suggestions for additions to existing features or just to have a chat with your feedback.

Click ‘help’ at the top of any of the pages within your Learning Ladders site to contribute to the Features and Improvement forums or view the upcoming new features.






Bring your Curriculum to life using the Curriculum Lab tab to search for specific, quality resources from BBC Bitesize and Oak Academy.

No more wasted time searching for resources, our curated search engine does it all for you, all without having to leave your Learning Ladders site.

Find the exact best resource to support every learner with every learning objective.

Where can I find it?

The Curriculum Lab tab is accessible from the Creation Zone, Classes & Groups, Students, Gap Analysis, Homework and Articles pages of Learning Ladders.

There’s no need to leave the page!

Search against specific Aspects or filter to rung year to view results from our quality partners including; BBC Bitesize resources, Oak Academy and Developing Experts.

What can I do with the resource?

Support your students– Drop the link into a homework task to support or challenge.

Support your parents- Create your own support Article for parents and upskill your parents, at scale, remotely.







Support your colleagues- Search for the exact, best resource for an objective and add it as a link in the Curriculum Zone for all of your colleagues to access.





Search for the exact resource needed to support colleagues delivering interventions, resources to address misconceptions or to add further challenge to your lessons.

For more information about The Curriculum Lab or a demo of the system contact us at

Are your students taking co-ownership of their curriculum journey? Print Pupil Statements and share objectives with your students.

What are Pupil Statements?

Pupil Statements generate a statement of an individual pupil’s assessments within each subject, Ladder and rung.  The Pupil Statements are designed to stimulate conversation between teacher and pupil to allow pupil’s to become co-owners of their learning.

How do I create a Pupil Statement?

Within ‘Students’ a user can ‘view’ a student and then select ‘Pupil Statement’.

  • Select any subject set up in your Learning Ladders
  • No limit to how often you create a statement or how many subjects you create statements for!
  • Option to select rung years outside of academic year group
  • Discretion to include year group label or remove for children working on rungs outside of their academic year group.
  • Filter the rungs to display your school’s KPI rungs only
  • Print the statements Right to Left if needed

What are the benefits of Pupil Statements?

Schools who encourage pupils to be independent learners and to take co ownership of learning see improved learning outcomes.  Creating the conditions for conversations to take place between teachers and pupils about their learning leads to higher quality conversations between parents and pupils at home- an important factor when the research shows that;

“What parents do with their children at home is much more significant than any other factor open to educational influence” (Desforges and Abouchaar, 2003).

If pupils are used to articulating about their learning in school, they will be able to articulate their learning with parents at home.

Sharing pupil statements with pupils allows pupils to understand what they have already learned, what is currently being learned and what learning is to come, which is essential preparation for independent learning at home and remotely.

Did you know that you can now have 2-way conversations with your parents about Homework, Pupil Reports and Portfolio evidence?

Why is 2-way communication between teachers and parents important?

“Education is a conversation, not a transfusion”
Sir Ken Robinson

Learning Ladders create the conditions for conversations about learning to take place; conversations between teachers and students, teachers and parents, parents and students.

Parental involvement with learning focuses on moral support, providing guidance and developing attitudes toward learning.  This only happens when parents feel supported and informed about the learning taking place in school.

Learning Ladders commissioned its own research into parental involvement.

The outcome? Stark statistics such as 93% of parents wanting more information about how they can help their child’s learning at home and fundamentally, more information about what their child is learning, why and how it is taught.

How can schools achieve this? A whole school improvement system providing 2-way communication between teachers and parents.

Which features can teachers and parents use 2-way communication?


Share photographs, videos or audio files with parents and engage in 2-way conversations.

Feedback from parents informs future teaching and learning, creating a joined up picture of a child’s progress.


Engage with parents in response to a piece of home learning assigned to their child and shared to Ladders at Home.

Feedback from parents informs future teaching and learning in school, creating a joined up picture of a child’s progress.  Parents can view the conversation within the piece of homework.

Parent View                                                     Teacher View  

Pupil Report

Communicate easily with parents in response to a Pupil Report.

Reduce workload and easily manage the whole Pupil Reports process within Learning Ladders.

How can teachers manage this communication, at scale?

Teachers have a dedicated ‘Notifications’ feature in Learning Ladders.  Within this feature, they can view and respond to all messages sent to them.

Manageable with no extra strain on teacher workloads, all in one system.


If you have any questions or would like a demonstration of the 2 way communication contact the team at






Save hours creating Pupil Reports. Each pupil’s strengths and challenges pull through from your assessments.

Wouldn’t it be great if end of year pupil reports were;

  • Simple, quick and joyful for teachers to create
  • Highly personalised, capturing granular details for each child
  • Useful and meaningful for pupils and parents

Teachers report on average spending 35+ hours on their reports
– that’s 5 full working days!!

With Learning Ladders, managing the process of creating, signing off and publishing reports is easy.

The tech is seamless,  strengths and challenges are pulled through from formative assessments already added to the system, so no more doubling up on work.


But what is the impact of sharing this information?

Learning Ladders know that genuine parental engagement – adults at home actively helping with learning – has bigger impact on children’s outcomes than any other factor.

And with primary aged children they absolutely have to support learning tasks, not just supervise them.

Therefore, it is important that schools share explicit learning goals with parents so that they know exactly what pupils are learning in school.

Engaging parents as co-scaffolders of ongoing learning goes beyond sharing information sporadically at parents evening or at the end of the year.

Pupil Reports can be used a part of an ongoing, whole school parental engagement strategy within Ladders at Home (our parent portal).

Watch our webinar hosted by Learning Ladders CEO and Founder Matt to find out why sharing explicit strengths and challenges with parents leads to improved learning outcomes for students.

Read Matt’s blog to find out more about Pupil Reports.

Contact the team to book your demo of Ladders at Home.