• Reducing costs, retaining talented teachers and streamlining teacher workloads are key challenges facing headteachers in 2018 – hear from a Deputy Headteacher how her school is benefiting from B Squared’s ‘teacher timesavers’
• Reduce teacher workload using Evisense to manage evidence of learning the easy way and save over £800 per year*- sign up for a FREE 90 day trial at the Show
• Experience the Evisense photo booth – teachers can tweet their photos for the chance to win an Escape Room Adventure and an Evisense subscription for 1 year for their school
• B Squared’s launch its two NEW ‘Rochford Review Ready’ assessment frameworks Engagement Steps and Progression Steps for children with SEND
A recent TES survey showed workload and pay restraint as the top two reasons for the increasing numbers of teachers quitting. According to the NAHT heads’ union, teacher retention is a key factor in headteachers’ inability to fill posts. Added to this, there has also been a 40% drop in teacher training applications. The top 3 priorities for many headteachers in 2018 are to reduce costs, retain talented teachers and streamline teacher workload. At this year’s Bett Show, visit stand B241 to find out how B Squared’s ‘teacher timesavers’ are helping headteachers to address these challenges. Meet Deputy Headteacher Jo Johnson from Heath Farm School to hear how she’s using B Squared software to support good practice in the classroom. The Company’s assessment software Connecting Steps and evidence management software Evisense help teachers to ‘escape the pain of paperwork’ and focus on what they do best – teaching.
Manage evidence of the learning ’the easy way’ using Evisense – sign up for a FREE 90 – day trial
Find out how B Squared can save schools over £800 per year*, reduce teacher workloads and help retain teachers using Evisense – a digital software solution shortlisted for 2 Bett Awards this year. Evisense enables teachers to manage pupils’ evidence of learning and build a library of evidence that ‘tells the story’ of a child’s education in photo/video/audio and document format.
“Make teachers’ hours count by using Evisense to enable quick, easy and more efficient observations,” says Dale Pickles, Managing Director at B Squared. “Reduce time spent recording and collating pupil observations – creating more time for marking and proactive lesson planning. Help your teachers gain control and feel positive about their workloads.”
Evisense has been designed to provide teachers with a simple and straightforward way to manage evidence of learning. It enables schools to collect photos, videos, audio and documents to create a portfolio of an individual’s educational journey. Accessible via multiple platforms – Android, iOS, Amazon Fire apps and web browser – teaching staff can easily and quickly share recorded evidence with parents, giving them a clear insight into their child’s progress and increasing parental engagement. It boasts 99.8% uptime and outstanding security measures, including the use of audit trails for users, access restrictions and child protection lists.
Teachers can sign up for a FREE 90-day Evisense trial on stand B241. Find out how to ‘escape the pain of paperwork’ and win an Escape Room Adventure plus a free Evisense subscription for 1 year for the school. Have some fun in the Evisense photo booth, teachers can tweet photos to enter the competition. Remember to pick up your goody bag!
B Squared launch NEW ‘Rochford Review Ready’ assessment frameworks for children with SEND
Since the publication of the Rochford Review in 2016, B Squared has been working to identify the best approach to meet the changing needs of schools using its market-leading Connecting Steps assessment software. This has included changing the structure of its assessment frameworks, the breadth of its content and increasing its focus on the holistic achievements of pupils.
The Final Report identified two categories of pupils with SEND. Engagement Steps is B Squared’s brand new observation-based, formative assessment framework aimed at schools working with children who have PMLD, SLD, or CLDD. It is designed to support the learning and assessment of students not yet engaged in subject-specific learning. Progression Steps is available to help teachers identify and record the on-going achievements of pupils who are engaged in subject-specific learning but who are working moderately or severely beneath age-related expectations.
Teachers registering an interest in either of these new frameworks at the Show will receive a 10% discount on the purchase price if ordered within 30 days.
About B Squared
B Squared has over 20 years’ experience within the assessment sector. Its market-leading assessment software Connecting Steps is already used by over 3,000 schools across the UK and internationally to track pupil progress. Fully hosted, it spans EYFS, SEND, Primary and Secondary curriculums. It also offers Autism Progress, an observational assessment framework designed to help members of staff to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). B Squared’s integrated evidence management system, Evisense, makes it easy to capture photo/video evidence of learning and share it with parents securely.