Reading time: approx 2 minutes, 30 seconds (480 words).

Following Parklands Primary School’s Outstanding Ofsted rating, we were keen to catch up with Chris Dyson, the headteacher, to ask how his team had been tackling the challenges they faced.


Kuwait English School (KES) is a large English Curriculum School based in Salmiya, Kuwait. They have approximately 1500 children in the Primary Department from KG to Year 6. The following has been written by Helen Searle who is the Headteacher of Preparatory Department and Infants at KES.


This is a romantic story about Sharon Wood and her long-term relationship with OTrack and achieving simple tracking of pupil assessments.

Early nights, nights out with friends, nights snuggled up on the sofa watching TV. And all because OTrack did the work for me!

Sharon Wood, Atherstone Nursery School



We have been working closely with Learn Academies Trust (Learn-AT) for the best part of an academic year now. We had a simple mission: develop an assessment model suitable to implement Trust-wide. Like most Trusts, Learn-AT knew it wouldn’t be so simple, but they knew it would be essential to ensure they provided the best solutions for all stakeholders involved.


Recently we’ve been doing some work for a school that came onto my radar after I was doing a bit of analysis of our users. I was looking to identify schools that hadn’t yet engaged with OTrack’s assessing without levels features.

Parkwood came up as one of those schools and I thought I’d give them a call to offer some support.

“Brilliant understanding of the needs of our own individual data. Feel that support has been given to really make our tracking individual and covers the needs of our academy”

Helen Butler, Assessment Co-ordinator Oasis Academy Parkwood, Scunthorpe


Michelle Bishton at Newdale Primary School kindly took the time to give us some feedback on the service we provide. The school have used OTrack for assessment tracking for two years now and this is their story:

We are delighted that this year we have one of the best data sets we have ever had across school. I’m in no doubt the fact that we use OTrack had a huge impact in this.

Michelle Bishton, Deputy Headteacher – Newdale Primary School, Telford


As a ‘double RI’ school and ‘coasting’, we were concerned about another Ofsted inspection due in spring 2016, so we worked with OTrack and used Focus Assessment papers to introduce and track without levels. We received customised reports to our exacting and specific needs. This allowed us to turn our school around and become rated as ‘Good’ for Ofsted.


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When making the transition to the new National Curriculum, the thought at the back of all our minds was ‘how is assessment going to look?’. This was the hot topic of conversation for the majority of the year prior to launching the new curriculum in September 2015.


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