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Trial our new life skills assessment framework

Over the last year we have been working on our new framework Steps 4 Life, designed for pupils working towards functional skills, life skills and employ-ability skills. These frameworks can be used from Key Stage 3 onward. We are now at the stage where we would like to invite schools to trial our Living Skills pack. We are around 80% of the way through content creation and would like feedback on the content we have developed so far.

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Engagement Steps is an Education Resources Awards finalist

Our Engagement Steps assessment framework, for pupils not yet engaged in subject-specific learning, has been shortlisted as a finalist for this year's ERA awards. It was recognised in the category Special Education Resource or Equipment including ICT. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner on 22 March at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham.

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The Virtual SEND Conference 22 March 2019

The virtual SEND conference is for all professionals working with pupils with SEND, not just our customers. We are dedicated to supporting SEND and ensuring professionals have access to high quality information and guidance that they can access and afford. It will provide useful content at classroom level, tips from like-minded professionals, for the everyday challenges SENCOs & teachers face in helping children with SEND.

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B Squared Webinars

As part of our ongoing commitment to deliver the best knowledge/help for our teacher customers, we now offer FREE webinars. Our webinars will keep you up to date with new products, features and how we are responding to changes from the Government as well as FREE training on Connecting Steps.

Don't miss the next Connecting Steps training session 

Register now

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Talk to headteachers from Scottish schools

Visitors to B Squared's stand can meet our special guest headteachers from Firpark Secondary School (North Lanarkshire) and Ashton Secondary School (Glasgow) to find out how our assessment framework for the Curriculum for Excellence can be used to support learning.

Click here to find out more about tracking and evidencing pupil progress within CfE.

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The Whiteboard: issue 5

Click here to download our latest customer newsletter which includes analysis of the pre-key stage standards, guidance on how to manage assessment now the P Levels have been removed and tips on how evidence of learning can enable meaningful communication with parents. Plus sign up for our next FREE Connecting Steps training webinar taking place at 4pm on Tues 3rd July.


The Autism Show London

We were in London at The Autism Show last week. The removal of P Levels was a key topic! We spent a lot of time directing visitors to our website to watch our recent webinar on the subject. There was also plenty of discussion around the DfE’s recently released pre-key stage standards, designed to enable teachers to report assessment outcomes for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum assessments. 


Autism Progress explained

Our Managing Director, Dale Pickles was ‘caught on camera’ at The Welsh Autism Show in Llandudno. 

B Squared was exhibiting at the event to promote Autism Progress, our observational assessment framework designed to help support individuals with autism.

Watch the video on Facebook to hear Dale explain how Autism Progress can help schools.

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The Whiteboard: issue 4

Click here to download our latest customer newsletter which explains how you can use 1 assessment platform for pupils working across different curriculums in your school! Plus sign up for our FREE Live Webex on Thurs 8th March to find out about our NEW Rochford Review Ready assessment framework for pupils not yet engaged in subject-specific learning.

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How to spend school budgets but save money (over £800/year!)

School budgets are being squeezed relentlessly. The National Education Union showed 94% of 1,800 school staff surveyed have spent their own money on classroom resources! How do senior leaders decide where to spend the budget? Where is the smart money being spent?


B Squared at Bett 2018

Are you visiting the Bett Show at London ExCeL this week?
If so, we'd love to welcome you onto our stand - B241. 
Here's 5 good reasons to come and see us...

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The Whiteboard: issue 3

Click here to download the latest issue of our customer newsletter, The Whiteboard. This issue includes details on B Squared's new Engagement Steps assessment framework for pupils not yet engaged in subject-specific learning. As well as exclusive access to a FREE 3-month trial of Evisense and details on what we've been up to so far this term.


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Evisense shortlisted for 2 BETT Awards 2018

We are thrilled to share the news that Evisense has been shortlisted for not just one but two BETT Awards 2018! Evisense is a finalist in the categories Whole School Aids for Learning and also Special Educational Needs SolutionsThe winners will be announced at the BETT Awards 2018 ceremony on 24th January at Tobacco Dock in London.


TES SEN Show 2017

Visit us on stand 279 for a demonstration of Autism Progress or Evisense. Come and talk about the Rochford Review and its implications for settings working with individuals with SEND. Be first to see Engagement Steps - our newest assessment framework designed to help teachers identify and record the ongoing achievements of pupils not engaged in subject specific learning.

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The Welsh Autism Show 2017

Come and chat to Jon and Mark at The Welsh Autism Show where they will be demonstrating how your setting can use Autism Progress to profile and assess the impact of an individual's autism. B Squared’s assessment experts will be available to discuss the Rochford Review and its implications for settings working with individuals with SEND.

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New Curriculum for Excellence Assessment Framework

At The Scottish Learning Festival this year, B Squared will be showcasing its newest assessment framework for Connecting Steps, which enables teachers in Scottish schools to track pupils’ progress within the Curriculum for Excellence.

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The Whiteboard: issue 2

Click here to download the latest issue of our customer newsletter, The Whiteboard. This issue includes details on what we've been up to during this 'busy' year in Education!  As well as information on product updates, special offers and the new assessment frameworks we are developing.


Five Reasons Why You Should Take the Time to Respond to the Primary Assessment Consultations

The DfE is listening! The consultation on “primary school pupil assessment: Rochford Review recommendations” ends on the 22nd of June. It is important for schools to respond. Don't miss this opportunity to have your say!

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The Autism Show 2017

Visitors to the B Squared stand will be able to see demonstrations of both our autism profiling tool, Autism Progress, and evidence management platform, Evisense.  B Squared assessment experts will also be available to discuss the Rochford Review and its implications for settings working with individuals with SEND.

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The Education Show Exclusive Offers

Delegates at The Education Show are invited to our stand (K29) to see a live demonstration of Evisense - our innovative evidence management software - and sign up for a free, no obligation 30-day trial. Schools that sign up for the trial will also receive an exclusive Show discount of 10% off their first year’s subscription when they purchase.

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BETT Show 2017 – Competitions and Exclusive Show Discounts

Attending the BETT Show 2017? Come to our stand at B245 and enter a prize draw for the chance to win incredible prizes. 

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Evisense launches to all schools at BETT 2017

At the BETT Show 2017, we are launching Evisense as a standalone product. Previously only available to schools subscribing to Connecting Steps, from February 2017 all schools will be able to purchase Evisense and experience the power of our new evidence management software.

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Richard Aird OBE - Reflections on the Rochford Review

Richard Aird OBE gives his own, personal interpretation of how he wishes to see SEND provision for SLD/PMLD/CLDD develop as a consequence of the RR recommendations.   


Delivering keynote lecture in Hungary for Autism Progress

At the end of November I was privileged to be invited to beautiful Budapest in Hungary to deliver a keynote lecture on profiling Autism to the Hungarian Autism Society and the Secretary of State for Education.

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Upload Evidence to Connecting Steps

We are pleased to announce that our most requested feature for Connecting Steps has now been added…. uploading Evidence!

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Analysis of the Rochford Review

Our Director, Dale Pickles, has studied the final report of The Rochford Review and prepared the attached response. He gives his personal analysis, identifies some of the positives and discusses how we plan to adapt to the recommendations.


The Whiteboard: issue 1

Click here to download the first issue of our new customer newsletter, The Whiteboard. This issue includes details on Autism Progress, our innovative autism profiling tool and the launch of Evisense, our new evidence capture software. New features and special offers are also highlighted.

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Rochford Review : Response from our Director

Our response to the Rochford Review:Final Report. The report sets out a number of recommendations which we have welcomed and we are already working on how we can address these recommendations.

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Autism Progress Launch

We are pleased to confirm that Autism Progress, our new and innovative tool for profiling autism, is now available to order!


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence

We are currently developing a framework to assess pupil progress within the Curriculum for Excellence. It will be available as part of our Connecting Steps assessment software. 

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New National Curriculum

Are you ready for the new national curriculum? B Squared are...

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Welcome to our New Website!

Demand for our website has reached fever pitch and it is finally here!

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Launch of Connecting Steps Analysis Module (CSAM)!

Our new analysis tool for Connecting Steps is here. CSAM replaces GAP, providing more powerful analysis of data for schools.


Welsh Curriculum Now Available

Connecting Steps now incorporates the Welsh Foundation Phase and English and Maths at Key Stage 2.

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Evisense... Coming Soon

Our simple to use Evidence system will soon be here - everything you need in an evidence system.

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Autism Progress... Almost here!

Our unique profiling tool, developed with autism specialists is almost here.


Simplified Pupil Management

We have partnered with Zinet to simplify pupil management - now you can synchronise with your MIS.