IMPROVE OVERSIGHT, ASSESSMENT, REPORTING, PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT
AND (MAYBE) YOUR OFSTED RATING.
Do you worry about Ofsted inspections?
Do your teachers spend hours printing, cutting out, sticking and writing up evidence?
Do you wish it was easier to engage parents?
Earwig’s unique software allows your staff to record their evidence digitally, making evidence accessible, easy to find and permanent. Staff can use the nursery camera or download the Earwig app to a phone or tablet. Then capture the moment, tag the relevant pupils, subject, class etc, add a brief commentary and hit ‘save’. That’s it.
All these records accumulate to make beautiful timelines of achievement, meaning your whole nursery is always Ofsted-ready. It also lets parents see the wonderful photos and videos of their little ones with their own secure login. This improves parental engagement, which seriously impresses Ofsted. Parents are able to see their child’s progress at your nursery and also have the option to buy the photos and videos taken by your teachers, (if you’re not keen on this idea, it can be turned off, click here to read more about pricing options). Your nursery gets 25% of everything spent by parents. For some nurseries, this refund covers the whole license fee – which means that Earwig costs them nothing.
Nurseries find the additional EYFS module absolutely invaluable. It saves hours of paperwork and enables every aspect of your EYFS reporting to be supported by teaching evidence. Click here to read more.
‘It allows us to make sure each child is achieving in all areas of learning. It’s easy to miss out creative or physical areas. Earwig gives us a record so we can plan for those areas of learning we’ve missed out. It’s a really useful tool.’
Sandra Hindmarsh, Nursery TA3. Lander Road Primary
Do Ofsted inspections ruin your evenings and weekends?
Do you want to assess quickly and comprehensively?
Do you want to engage every parent?
In Primary Schools pupil assessment, along with the associated capture. recording and management of teaching evidence is a significant part of a teachers workload. Earwig’s unique software allows teachers to record teaching evidence digitally, making evidence accessible, easy to find and permanent, making assessment a much faster, easier and more accurate process and improving tracking and reporting dramatically.
Using the Earwig app on a phone or tablet, teachers take photos or video then tag pupils, subject, class etc, add notes if they like, and then hit ‘save’. All these records accumulate to make beautiful timelines of achievement, meaning your whole school is always Ofsted-ready.
Parents get a secure login so they can see all the wonderful photos and videos of their little ones which they otherwise never get to view. This improves parental engagement, pupil motivation – and the mood of an Ofsted inspector. Parents also have the option to buy the photos and videos taken by your teachers. (If you’re not keen on this, it can be turned off). Your school gets 25% of everything spent by parents. For some primary schools, this refund can cover much of the license fee – which means that Earwig costs almost nothing – even before the savings in staff time and printing are taken into account. For more on this go to our costs and savings page.
The additional EARWIG PRIMARY ASSESSMENT MODULE has made this software package absolutely invaluable to very many primary schools. It provides a simple, clever user interface which allows staff to make assessments quickly and accurately, whatever assessment regime your school adheres to, and enables every aspect of assessment to be supported by teaching evidence. Click here to read more.
For your Reception class you need the EARWIG EYFS MODULE. It is not only easier to use (and cheaper) than other early years software packages, it also provides better tracking and reporting, is more secure and (most importantly) allows primary schools to provide a continuous record for each child, from early years through to the end of Key Stage 2.
‘It’s the ideal tool for the school to engage with parents. It’s great for school trips, you can upload the photos straight away and parents can see them immediately. ’
Nick Hanlon, Year 4 Team Leader, Farnborough Road Junior School
Is pupil motivation an uphill battle?
Do you dread Subject Inspections?
Do you need to engage parents?
At the secondary school level progress in core subjects can be tracked through test results and other quantifiable data, but all schools are keen to develop their pupils beyond this narrow spectrum and to demonstrate their achievements in this regard. That is where Earwig comes in. It allows teachers to save and organise photos, videos and documents into digital timelines. Evidence can range from videos of pupils solving a maths equation on a whiteboard, through scanned school work, to a video of a music exam, photos of art or a video of an art sculpture. Records can be also be made outside of the classroom too; for Duke of Edinburgh awards, projects and trips.
A key feature of the Earwig package for secondary schools is the PORTFOLIO MODULE. This allows pupils to capture their own evidence of progress and manage their own timelines. It also records teacher interventions and links records across individual projects to enable schools to demonstrate vividly the progress of each pupil in each project over time.
Parents are given a login to their own child’s timeline which is highly motivating for pupils. Parents love being able to see activity on trips whilst pupils are still away. Subject Heads can check progress in their subject across classes, teachers or years. Timelines are also used by moderators to keep track of activity in different schools. The additional diary and blog facility allows photos and video to be used as additional parent/teacher communication and older pupils can be given a login to manage the school blog themselves. Timelines can even be used as a teaching tool, eg: to provide examples of ‘what a good one looks like’.
Parents also have the option to buy the photos and videos on their child’s timeline. Your school receives 25% of everything spent by parents. This refund reduces the real cost of the license fee – even before the savings in staff time and printing are taken into account. For more on this go to our costs and savings page.
If you’re marketing your school, the SCHOOL PRESENTATION MODULE helps bring your school blog to life.
Finalist for Best SEN Resource Education Resource Awards 2016
Do you need to improve the progress of your pupils’ SEN?
Do you find it hard to collate therapies and other extra-curricular activity?
Would you like to track SEN input alongside curriculum progress?
Earwig’s unique software allows teachers to record progress digitally, making tracking an easy process. Using the Earwig app on a phone or tablet (the app is safe with any phone or tablet belonging to the school or even the teacher), teaching staff take photo or videos of the pupil demonstrating progress (and if using a digital camera, just upload them and open Earwig on the PC), then tag pupils, subject, class, therapy, targets etc, adding notes where appropriate and then hit ‘save’. All these records accumulate to make beautiful timelines of achievement, meaning your whole school is always Ofsted-ready. It also lets parents see the wonderful photos and videos of their little ones with their own secure login. This improves parental engagement, which seriously impresses Ofsted.
Parents are able to see their child’s progress at your school and also have the option to buy the photos and videos taken by teachers, (if you’re not keen on this, it can be turned off, click here to read more about pricing options). Your school gets 25% of everything spent which for many schools means that the license fee is negated – which means Earwig is absolutely free).
‘It’s difficult to communicate with some children, but [as parents] it’s great that you could see things that they’ve done at school and talk to them about it – it’s really good for engagement.’
Rod Martin, ICT Tutor and Demonstrator, University of Salford
Whether you’re a different type of school or just mainstream with additional needs, Earwig makes all of your teaching easy to track, organise and present. Because when you add a tag to any teaching evidence in Earwig you are always able to search by that tag, which will bring up a timeline of that evidence and the progress within it.
Perhaps you teach English as an additional language? Have you considered using video as a progress tracker? Perhaps you are a performing arts school, a speech and language school or an international school? Wherever you need to track extra-curricular teaching Earwig enables you to do this quickly and easily.