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sparkESSENTIAL

All you need to deliver and record information for the EYFS driving efficiencies without the need for paper.

Provides the key features for your Learning Journeys. Our vision is to help you get it right for every child. This EYFS software provides the essential ingredients for your curriculum.

Thoughtfully designed by practitioners, managers and with sustainability in mind, to support all concerned. In an ethos of ‘continual improvement’, there is the option to add the extra features of sparkPRO (where all users have achieved an Ofsted of good or an outstanding rating).

 

OBSERVATIONS

Observational Journey Quick to make recordings and supports staff and children towards Development Matters Statements
Search Facility Enter a key word and slot observations into correct Areas of Learning and stage
Development Matters Statements Proving progress
Photographic Evidence Upload for Journal
Optional Extra Evidence Log Longer Observations & Photos
Short Learning Stories Gallery Store & immediately share with parents, sets of three photos, which capture skills or activities

Working with Parents

DOCUMENTS

Learning Journey Presentations Shows the complete Journey linked to the EYFS
Learning Journey Profile Report to share with parents, all those involved with the child can feedback their thoughts/views on line into the software
Progress Check At the end of the meeting with parents this can be downloaded and emailed to those involved as appropriate
Development Matters Achievements Shows the achievement date in each stage under each Area of Learning
Characteristics of Effective Learning Automatically links to the observational journey
Group Summary Track where each child is at; stage, observational journey and Development Matters Statements
Commitment Review Shows when the staff have logged onto the software
Next Steps Plan Gives automated ideas for each child’s next steps for staff to choose to what is most appropriate at the time

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

sparkPRO Option available to embrace additional features for tracking, reports, evaluation and to improve ‘teaching’
sparkDIARY Daily/weekly email showing feeds, naps, nappy changes etc.
spark@HOME Parent owned; provides opportunities to work WITH the setting & exchange information. Setting can monitor the level of participation & therefore, assist the family in using their software for optimum brain development
sparkADMIN Gives parents access to online invoices, daily reports and a texting service

OBSERVATIONAL LINKS – SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

Characteristics of Effective Learning Visual report for quick evaluation provided by automatic links from observations.
Individual Progress Graph Visual view; to show stages completed and those working within; Areas of Learning and achievements to date
Development Matters Timeline Graph to show how the statements have been obtained over time. Times set by the setting (8 dates)

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT – GUIDED REPORTS (QUICK & EASY)

Learning Journey Profile An optional parent report communicating progress, plus how to achieve the selected next steps with online feedback (available for all involved)
2-3 Year Progress Check Helps staff and invites everyone involved to participate on-line, then adds information to the report

PLANNING

Child’s Next Steps Continually updated to give suggested short term objectives for each child; personalising learning
Next Steps for Parents and Carers Gives examples across the EYFS, the most appropriate to be incorporated into their daily routines and activities
Communication Jotter for Parents Enables parents to feedback on how their child is progressing and other factors that may influence attainment at any time
Useful Lists Children by age, room, when they attend and which Key Person they are assigned with

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Average observations per month made by each practitioner
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