New features for SixIntoSeven for 2022

SixIntoSeven has undergone major changes which will be come online in March 2022. These have been in response to user requests and the continued disruption to learning caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The scope of the product has been broadened, to include pastoral and languages information, combined with greater levels of flexibility so that MATs, alliances, local authorities, and individual school clusters can configure SixIntoSeven to meet their local needs.

Endorsed by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

Diagnostic Statements replacing professional judgements

SixIntoSeven was originally designed to help schools in the light of SATs being cancelled in 2020 and 2021. With SATs returning, SixIntoSeven has evolved, based on customer feedback, to complement the single subject judgements of SATs results.

Y7 teachers value SixIntoSeven’s diagnostic information, compiled throughout Y6, to help identify and then group pupils from different schools who have similar and specific needs. This is especially true given the ongoing disruption caused by the pandemic, with some pupils missing out on large swathes of the curriculum.

To reflect this change professional judgements are being replaced with diagnostic statements.

Delivering Pastoral Information

After listening to many of our users, this year, we are offering the transferring of pastoral information as part of our standard package.

The pastoral information includes attendance and punctuality, behaviour and learning, personal details, and family background.

There are brief sections on SEND and safeguarding – intended to provide timely personalised transition, rather than to replicate existing protocols.

During 2021, this was piloted within selected local authorities. Primary schools were delighted to be able to pass on the knowledge they had acquired about their most vulnerable pupils and their families, and we know that this has led to a smoother transition for many pupils.

Secondary schools valued the early information as they could adjust resources and staffing and raise awareness and offer strategies to teachers.

Introducing Languages Transition

The introduction of languages is a way of uniting primary and secondary schools to drive up the popularity of languages.

In many partnerships, the protocols for transferring subject-specific languages information have yet to be created, a situation which has been made clear in recent Ofsted reports.

The pilot projects have shown that the languages diagnostic statements often provide a focus for teaching in the primary schools and workable assessment tool.

The Y7 teachers will know which languages each pupil has been taught and ensure that learning is pitched to ensure continuity with primary school progress.

We see this as laying the foundations for increased languages uptake and greater success at EBacc.

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Communicating with non-SixIntoSeven secondary schools

SixIntoSeven is a one-stop-shop for transition. However, some primary schools have found it disappointing that their detailed, personalised pupil information cannot be used by any feeder secondary schools who have not yet registered for SixIntoSeven.

We have therefore introduced the ability for a primary school to create a full PDF report for each pupil. This can be emailed to the destination secondary school, though we recommend caution and setting up your own protocols and secure procedures for this as transferring by email or post does not come with all the robust GDPR and legal safeguards which the SixIntoSeven platform transfer offers. We hope over time that all schools will sign up of course!

Configuring SixIntoSeven to meet local needs

SixIntoSeven now enables primary schools to create and transfer a rounded picture of their departing Y6 pupils. However, in some areas, this could overlap with areas of existing excellence. SixIntoSeven can be configured so that MATs, alliances, local authorities, and individual school clusters can configure SixIntoSeven to use only the modules required to meet their local needs.

Alternatively, if you wanted to create additional modules within SixIntoSeven, perhaps covering other core or foundation subjects, then please contact our team for further information.

Increasing efficiency

We know that time is the most precious resource within schools. The evolving design of SixIntoSeven reflects this understanding with significant improvements proven to reduce workload. Use the contact form for a demonstration to show how

Logging into SixIntoSeven

In response to the “forgotten password” problem, users now access SixIntoSeven using their school Microsoft or Google account. This has meant that all existing accounts have had to be frozen. New accounts will be created, and links between schools restored, as soon as your school has completed the full registration for the new year of transition. We know how many schools will appreciate this new functionality as it is a simple change with a big impact to help with the administration of SixIntoSeven.

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