Accurately record and monitor your curriculum coverage
Our curriculum coverage tool is the perfect solution to quickly and accurately record and monitor your curriculum coverage. Subject leaders can allocate relevant and specific parts of the curriculum to year groups. This allows teachers to clearly see what they need to teach to their class or group over the course of the year, helping your school with your long-term planning.
Teachers can use the curriculum coverage tool to plan their topics and lessons. The tool encourages cross-curriculum planning as teachers can easily add curriculum statements from different subjects to their topic and lesson plans. The curriculum coverage tool automatically updates so that curriculum coverage can be reviewed at any point. This not only saves time but also gives clear and accurate visibility of what parts of the curriculum have been planned and covered, meaning any gaps in learning can be quickly identified.
Easily plan and share topics
By using InfoMentor’s learning overview tool, your teachers can increase their efficiency and reduce their workload. They can break down the curriculum into smaller, more manageable topics, allowing them to create focused, engaging and challenging lessons. Planning and schemes of work can be shared in collaboration with others; saving time and avoiding duplication of work.
The learning overview tool means that your school can create and build a whole bank of quality resources and topics that can be accessed, utilised and updated time and time again by teachers across your school. Teachers can also edit and update planning that has been previously created and saved in InfoMentor, as once information is recorded it does not need to be documented again in numerous different locations.
Save time on your lesson planning
InfoMentor has simplified planning tools that allow teachers to create and develop lessons as working online documents and easily share them with their colleagues. This avoids duplication of work and as the content is safely contained within InfoMentor, teachers can reuse and update the material year after year.
School leaders can create their own lesson plan template to suit the requirements of your school. This means that teachers have the flexibility to use our planning tools to plan individual or sequences of lessons, whichever your school prefers. Teachers can create engaging lesson plans that link directly to the curriculum, giving them clear and up-to-date visibility of what they have taught and what they still need to teach.
Teaching can begin quickly at the start of the school day, as teachers can link resources to their lessons, giving them fast and easy access to what they need. Our assignments tool enables teachers to create engaging ways to deliver their lessons, projects and activities by providing tasks and activities that pupils can take ownership of.
Make accurate assessments that advance pupil progress
InfoMentor’s assessment feature encourages formative assessments to take place in the classroom, at the point of learning, and is seamlessly linked to lesson and topic planning. When a unit of learning (topic) is created, it automatically generates a digital mark book with simple icon-based marking and intuitive evidence capture. It gives your school clear visibility of where and when the assessment was made and by whom, allowing teachers to share information. This saves them time by helping them to avoid repetitive data entry, as information doesn’t have to be copied and repeated on a variety of platforms.
Our simple to use IM Media app is the perfect accessory to support formative assessments as it gives teachers the opportunity to capture evidence at the point of learning and instantly upload it to a pupil’s portfolio. As IM Media is connected to your school’s curriculum, this evidence becomes a record of a pupil’s progress. Teachers can capture examples of a pupil mastering a skill in art, drama or in a team-working environment for example. When they are ready to save the captured photo or video evidence, they can tag either individual or groups of pupils. This saves time and ensures that supporting evidence is stored in the same place as all other assessment data.
Our comments tool allows teachers to record observations and details about specific skills of individual pupils. This provides a record which can be referred back to at a later date so that teachers can see the stage the pupil was at in terms of their understanding and tailor their teaching accordingly. The history tool helps to show pupil progress over time, which is especially important for Special Educational Needs Schools who need to show small amounts of progress over longer periods of time.
End of term, summative judgements can be made using our curriculum grid summary tool, which is automatically populated from the formative assessments taking place at the point of learning. We believe that teacher judgements are the most accurate measure of attainment and progress, so have designed a solution that supports this rather than one that automatically predicts pupil outcomes. In order to make decisions about a child’s achievements when making a summative judgement, our curriculum grid summary tool will help your school to quickly get an overview of the formative assessments that have been collected.
Flip learning and improve pupil progress
IM Home is a key part of the InfoMentor solution as it focuses on the pupil and gives them responsibility for their learning. Teachers can share their planning and the curriculum with their pupils, giving them complete visibility of what is being taught and their next steps for learning. Pupils can be set assignments to complete either in class or at home, receiving support from the teacher if requested via the online messaging service.
With IM Home, the flipped learning approach is supported where pupils are given more control over their own learning; helping them to become more motivated. This couldn’t be more evident in our pupil self-assessment feature, which enables pupils to assess themselves against the units and curriculum that they are being taught. Teachers have full control over which curriculum statements they would like pupils to assess and can easily switch access on or off.
Self-assessments are designed to support your teacher’s judgement of pupil attainment but do not automatically impact final assessments. They give pupils the opportunity to take ownership of their learning and to think critically about what they do and do not understand.
Single-click reporting with ease
Having transparent and accurate visibility of pupil progress is essential for school leaders so that you can monitor school performance. InfoMentor’s analytical tools show both pupil progress and the effectiveness of your school’s teaching by comparing the performance of year groups, classes and cohorts. These are generated straight from the teachers’ formative assessments completed in the classroom.
InfoMentor’s accurate reporting means that you can clearly see where pupils are in their learning through our group overview tool. Groups of pupils in different subjects can be analysed, or the data can be ‘drilled’ into to provide a view of an individual pupil’s achievement in each subject. The assessment template tool shows pupil progress over time and end of term reports can be created with our grade reporting tool.
Engage effectively with parents
The InfoMentor platform gives parents complete visibility of their child’s learning through the IM Home portal and allows them to communicate with teachers via our user-friendly interface. They can see up to date assessments of their child’s understanding and evidence of their progress, with any areas for improvement clearly identified.
Parents can access IM Home whenever and wherever they need it to see news, messages and engage with each other in a collaborative and self-directed learning process. With a simple click of a button, they can keep up to date with school events through the school calendar and timetable, as well as their child’s assignments.
A school’s curriculum is at the very heart of InfoMentor, so parents can see what part of the curriculum their child is covering through clear and visible units of topic learning. This gives them the perfect opportunity to understand exactly what their child is currently learning at school, giving them the support they need, when they need it. IM Home gives parents the ability to view their child’s assessment evidence portfolio where examples of their assessments are stored, for example photos, videos and work.