We created SixIntoSeven in partnership with ASCL in response to the cancellation of SATs at the start of the pandemic. Back then, although it was only a few years ago, SixIntoSeven enabled the transfer of professional judgments in mathematics and English between the primary and secondary schools. It was a simple product but met a need in challenging times.
Over the last few years, we have seen a rapid growth in the use and scope of SixIntoSeven.
1. MATs and local authorities now use it to transfer pastoral as well as academic information.
2. Each group of schools, or settings, such as a MAT or a local authority can now configure the information they collect to meet their own needs.
3. There is two-tier access so sensitive data can have a limited circulation.
4. Primary schools can now upload supporting PDFs as well as highlight a “flag” for a further conversation.
So, what does this mean for the future of transition? We like to think that we are helping schools provide each pupil with a personalised transition. That is one where primary schools transfer the data early enough for secondary schools to plan for differentiated support and learning from day one of the new school year.
But here is our challenge to you. What would you like to see from SixIntoSeven? If you have ideas for functionality which would help the primary secondary transition, we would be delighted to hear from you.
We cannot promise to implement any suggestions, but we will certainly listen to your ideas.
Please use our contact page to tell us more.