All bksb products are designed with Ofsted’s Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment requirements in mind, and there are a number of ways in which bksb can help schools and academies in particular.
One of the major benefits of the bksb solution is the vast amount of data it produces. The valuable tracking and report functions assist greatly with lesson planning and learner management. This data can also be used as evidence for Ofsted Inspection and funding.
Ofsted inspectors are asked to consider whether ‘assessment is frequent and accurate’, and with bksb, you’ll be able to implement and evidence an assessment strategy with ease. Our software offers schools the chance to utilise valid and reliable assessments that are mapped to both the GCSE curriculum and the Functional Skills criteria.
Our Diagnostic Assessment analyses pupils’ understanding of different aspects of subjects, and produces an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for each pupil that completes it. Teachers are then able to set challenging work based on knowledge and/or skills gaps – another consideration for inspectors.
Ofsted asks that schools consider how well pupils understand their skills, and how they might improve their work. bksb gives clear feedback to learners throughout all assessments and learning resources, giving them an explicit indication of their strengths and weaknesses.
bksb allows schools to monitor and ensure the achievement of qualifications, meaning it is easy to see when individuals or groups are underachieving. Teachers can then offer additional support to these learners ensuring achievement is ‘consistent’, as required by Ofsted.
Where it is not possible for a student to achieve GCSE English or maths for whatever reason, schools that subscribe to bksb can make use of our solution for Functional Skills qualifications which can be used as either a stepping stone to GCSE, or as a standalone qualification.