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Are you ready for RSE? And are your students' parents ready?

In September 2020 schools in England will be required to follow the new RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) as part of their PSHE offering. This has already caused some controversy in the media and many parents have assumed very delicate and personal things will be taught to very young children, ...

Are you tracking the Gatsby Benchmarks?

The Gatsby Benchmarks are very popular, having been specifically referenced in the DfE's Career Strategy Paper of 2017. Tracking the 8 benchmarks, with associated sub criteria, can prove tricky as often systems you use to track them with are separate entities to your assessment platform. This is just one of ...

Why Kinteract for SEND Schools?

Kinteract is an online, portable, learning portfolio designed for life. That is so important. It goes through every stage. Totally agnostic to ages, stages, or educational establishment. Kinteract is just the tool, what you put in and get out in something so much more personal for every child. The portfolio, ...

So much more than an assessment platform

Kinteract is a great assessment platform. With options to add formal, summative assessment whenever you need to as well as the learning journey observations which can build up a story of any child's journey from birth through to the workplace, there really is nothing lacking in the assessment arena. The ...

It's Christmasss.....data drop deadline time! (Bah humbug!)

It's that time of year - nearly the Christmas holidays. Woooohooooo right? Well not until everyone finishes for the holidays NO! When every non-teacher thinks that teachers are rounding up the year with some easy tasks (winding down?!), like making paper baubles and watching Elf on DVD, the reality is ...

The Pros and Cons of Parental Engagement

We all know what a difference it makes to a child's progress when their parents* work together with school, or even just spend the quality time with their children at home. Whether that is reading with them at bedtime, or taking them on days out and broadening their horizons, or ...

Our New Look Homework Feature Has Landed!

We have to admit to being quite excited about what we have been working on behind the scenes. We have always used Next Steps in Kinteract to allow teachers to highlight what students may be working on following assessments, both formative and summative, but now we have a whole new ...

A platform which adapts to every user

So many platforms are available which serve a particular use for a particular user. In schools staff may feel overwhelmed with staying on top of multiple systems for multiple uses, AND for multiple users. You may have one system for assessment which is aimed at teacher input, and SLT data ...

Can you cater for parents who don't speak your language?

...because we can. Kinteract has a very exciting feature which we haven't made a big deal about yet but we think we really should. Have you ever launched a new system or platform for home-school communications or home learning but found parents, or students, are struggling to understand it as ...

Is APP back to stay? Or have schools lost their way?

Do you remember the days of APP? The grids of "best fit" which went alongside the pre-2014 National Curriculum and the levels which accompanied that? These grids led to a huge level of workload for teachers. It likely was never designed to be used in the ways it was eventually ...

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