Search

Use evidence of learning to demonstrate the smallest steps of progress

 

Reporting challenges for special schools

Special schools face two particular challenges when it comes to reporting on students’ progress. Firstly, demonstrating the progress made by each individual student (however small) and secondly communicating this to parents in a meaningful way.

Many of the activities undertaken by students with SEND are temporary - such as building a tower of bricks - making them difficult to record in a written format. More capable students may be able to complete a complex task but struggle to write about it. Being able to record these achievements using photos and videos is an important part of the assessment process. Teaching staff can use this evidence of learning to show achievement and demonstrate progress in a relevant and meaningful way.
 

Manage evidence of learning 'the easy way'

We developed Evisense in response to feedback from teaching staff who were frustrated with the amount of time spent collating supporting evidence. This digital solution eliminates the laborious task of cutting and pasting photographs into reports, so staff can focus on supporting students. Evisense has been designed to be secure, collaborative and flexible, providing an evidence management tool that fits with the way teachers work. It is ideal for students with all types of special needs, from those with PMLD or SLD, through to students who are working below age related expectations on the National Curriculum. This make Evisense suitable for use across a wide range of SEND settings.
 

 

Book a FREE online meeting

Find out more about Evisense by booking an online meeting. Our expert will listen to your
requirements and show you how Evisense works in your setting.

 

 

 

Teachers say...

Demonstrate achievement of EHCP targets

Evidence can be linked to EHCPs to show improvements that may otherwise have been hard to demonstrate. Photo and video evidence of learning can add a great deal of value to teacher assessments. Photos demonstrate skills that have been achieved, whilst videos can show not just results, but also vital steps taken along a student’s learning journey. 

When used alongside our assessment software Connecting Steps, teachers can filter evidence by group, curriculum, subject level or broad area of need. Areas for development can easily be identified.

Capture the experiences of everyday school life

Evisense is quick and simple to use in the classroom environment. A teacher can capture, annotate and link evidence using the app in under a minute. Or use a digital camera to record activities, then upload the photos or video later via a web browser. So teachers can easily record students’ everyday experiences as well as any ‘special events’ that take place at school which contribute to the whole child.

Students who are capable of complex tasks but struggle with the written element can use Evisense to record their own achievements and share with their parents and classmates. They can also review and reflect on their work and give feedback to their peers.

Easily and securely share with parents

Evidence can be shared regularly with parents through the app or printed reports with embedded QR codes to access videos. Seeing what a child has achieved and experienced on video adds greater meaning for parents compared with reading written observations.

Sharing evidence with parents means they are able to see their children engaging in school life and can be more involved. Parents can then talk to their child about what they have learnt or enjoyed in school and extend their learning outside the classroom. Evisense makes home-school communication easy and straightforward, increasing parental involvement.

 

 

 

Try Evisense for 3 months for FREE!

Find out what Evisense can do you for school by having a 3 month trial

 

 

 

Do you want to link evidence to your assessments?

You can with B Squared's Connecting Steps assessment software!

Connecting Steps covers a range of curriculums including EYFS, SEND and Key Stage 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum. Evisense and Connecting Steps work alongside each other with users, groups and students linked together. Users in Connecting Steps can see which skills are backed up with supporting evidence, as well as viewing evidence linked with subjects, attainment levels and assessment points. Visit our dedicated Connecting Steps website to find out more.

 

 

Evisense

Evisense can record children's achievements and progress through photos, videos, audio files.

Read more

 

Digital vs paper

Download our cost analysis of digital vs paper and see how much your school could save.

Download

 

 

 

Connecting Steps

Our assessment software improves pupil outcomes, reduces admin time and simplifies reporting.

Read more