Our collaboration with ASCL brings to life the fantastic ideas of David Blow. Together with Duncan Baldwin (ASCL), Stephen Howse and the team at SMID have developed a number of brilliant tools to compliment these ideas. The project aims to provide schools with an opportunity to analyse final results data like never before - for free.
CEO Stephen Howse outlines the vision for SMID in 2018 and beyond.
Hello and welcome!
At SMID our vision is simple - spending time on data is only worthwhile if we use it to genuinely improve teaching and learning. We've come a long way...
In 2018, clever use of data affords us tremendous opportunities to positively influence student outcomes. As ever, staff workload dictates that our approach to data is shaped with teacher well being in mind. Simplicity, efficacy and usability are our guiding principles. SMID has evolved to reflect the very best practice in education data; encouraging collaboration and sustainable teacher development. Our commitment to the schools we partner with ensures they enjoy data as a seamless process - a process delivering clarity and consistency.
Stephen Howse - CEO
English and Welsh Schools
SMID covers key measures in both England and Wales, with a real focus on all staff being able to use data to track the progress of all students. Below is a summary of some of the trackable measures/features available within SMID.
Once files are uploaded the SMID Tools will be at your fingertips and ready to use. These tools will provide a better understanding of pupils progression and encourage collaboration within and between schools.
The report feature allows teaching staff to see, at a glance, exactly where their pupils are in terms of current performance. Based on the most recent data capture, many teachers keep this to hand, informing day-to-day classroom practice.Preview
Provides a fantastic means of ‘drilling down’ to find useful data when planning/discussing teaching and learning, SMID wheel is ideal when you require a little more depth than the report.Preview
You can support staff by giving them the power to create data-rich seating plans in a couple of clicks. Customise and save your own plans or choose from alternatives such as Kagen grouping.Preview
Progress to Target
Reach promptly to ‘in year’ data. Intervening and adapting teaching & learning via our progress to learning tool often has a telling positive impact.Preview
Assure Consistency across departments in assessing behaviour and attitude to learning. This tool can encourage and facilitate teacher conversations around ‘what works’ with pupils.Preview
This function promises early intervention with pupils where an issue may not have previously been ‘picked up’ until much later. Again, brilliant for encouraging dialogue between teacher and teachers/pupils...Preview
This tool will generate an individualised PDF report for each pupil. Really useful for feeding back to pupils/parents/carers.Preview
Create whatever ‘Groups’ you focus on as a school. E.g., EAL, PP. Compare and contrast accordingly.Preview
Our collaboration with ASCL brings to life the fantastic ideas of David Blow. Together with other great analysis tools, the project aims to provide schools with an opportunity to analyse final results data like never before - for free.Preview
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A mixture of testimonials and case studies from our schools.