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Earwig Academic, the award-winning software specialists, have launched a new tool for schools: Earwig Assessment. With the introduction of this module, all teaching and learning from EYFS to Secondary is covered by Earwig’s software package. It is a resource that enables schools to upload their own frameworks - as many as they choose. This, crucially, answers the DfE request for Interim Assessments to include supporting evidence.

With Earwig Assessment, teachers capture evidence using the app on a device of their choosing, before linking it directly to that specific pupil’s assessment. Automated reports are then produced, and have been designed to be much more accurate and efficient than manual reporting, saving teachers several hours of work each week.

“We recently implemented Earwig as our online assessment, recording and evidencing tool,” said Alex Rayner, headteacher at Gibside School, Gateshead. “We were so impressed by the benefits for teachers that we quickly uploaded further assessment frameworks and started using the assessment module. The service and provision from the team at Earwig has always been exemplary, and have tailored every aspect of Earwig to our individual needs.

“We have found the impact on teachers’ workload huge, the benefits for showing progress for children monumental, and it meets our needs brilliantly. The assessment framework has been modified to suit our children's individual needs, and we are confident using this as part of our daily practice. A marvellous tool that not only benefits teachers but impacts on children's learning - SUPERB!”

Earwig Assessment isn’t just ideal for those inside the school, either. The teaching evidence is shared online with parents and guardians, enhancing engagement and giving them a window into their child’s day-to-day at schools.

Emilie-Kate Kidd, co-founder of Earwig Academic, said: “We are simply delighted with the reception Earwig Assessment has received. It was built at the request of our schools, which meant we were able to fine-tune it to facilitate exactly what teachers needed. It is now a unique tool that really does improve teachers’ efficiency.”

As the creators know exactly how busy teachers are, Earwig Assessment has been designed with ease-of-use and reduction of staff stress in mind. For more information, visit or contact / 0333 6666 166.

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