Latest B Squared News

The latest news from B Squared, with updates on Connecting Steps, Evisense and our other products and news on events we are running or attending.

Webinar: Evidencing Progress and Boosting Parental Engagement with Evisense

We want to help schools get the full benefit from our NEW Evisense school-parent communication hub, including a long list of great new features. Register for our FREE Webinar - Tuesday 11 June, 4pm.

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Troubleshooting Progress in Connecting Steps and Analytics Webinar

Is your school getting the most out of its Progress Data? This webinar focuses on troubleshooting potential data issues, as well as highlighting how to show progress for different groups of students and how to save your reports to use again.

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Webinar: Celebrating Progress in the Curriculum for Wales for pupils with ALN

We want to make sure that schools in Wales are getting the most out of our software. Register for our FREE Webinar - Thursday 9 May, 4pm.

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Announcing SENDcast Sessions for the Summer Term – £10 SEND expert training

We've invited some of this year's most popular SENDcast podcasters to deliver LIVE online training sessions for the Summer Term. There's unlimited access to each 1-hour SENDcast Session for your whole school for just £10.

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Webinar: Showing pupil progress on the Milestones and Curriculum for Excellence

We want to make sure that schools in Scotland are getting the most out of our software. Register for our FREE Webinar - Tuesday 22 February, 4pm.

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Announcing SENDcast Sessions for the Spring Term – £10 SEND expert training

We've invited some of this year's most popular SENDcast podcasters to deliver LIVE online training sessions for the Spring Term. There's unlimited access to each 1-hour SENDcast Session for your whole school for just £10.

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Webinar: B Squared Q&A session

Join us on Tuesday 30 January at 4pm! This is your chance to ask those burning questions you've been meaning to inquire about. It's also an excellent opportunity to learn from the questions posed by other customers.

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Webinar: Autism Profiling with Autism Progress

Find out how autism profiling can help you to better support autistic students in your school. Register for our FREE Webinar - Tuesday 21 November, 4pm.

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Webinar: Introduction to the new and improved Evisense

Be first to see our NEW Evisense in action! Join our FREE webinar at 4pm on Wednesday 18 October to find out how quick and easy it is to use Evisense as your school communication hub - simplifying your communication with pupils, parents and external professionals.

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Webinar: Assessing ALL pupils in one system using Connecting Steps

Can you quickly and easily show progress for ALL pupils using your current assessment system? Join our FREE webinar at 4pm on Tuesday 3 October to find out how to simplify assessment and save time and money for your school.

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Announcing SENDcast Sessions for the Autumn Term: £10 SEND expert training

This Autumn Term, the SENDcast will run 3 SEND expert LIVE online training sessions. It’s just £10 for your whole school to access each 1-hour session, with a LIVE Q&A. You can watch on the day and then rewatch the recording whenever you wish.

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Launching SENDcast Sessions!

We are delighted to announce that The SENDcast now offers 1-hour CPD online training sessions for just £10!

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Additional Assessment Areas for Connecting Steps

We have been busy adding more content into our assessment frameworks in Connecting Steps for England, Scotland and Wales. Great news! Our customer schools with those frameworks get access to all this new content completely FREE.

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Save time report writing with our new Advanced Features for Connecting Steps

Interested in finding an easier way to summarise and share progress with children and their parents? Try our new Advanced Features for FREE this term to 'see for yourself' how much time you can save.

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The SENDcast is exhibiting at the Autism Show!

Come and see us at the Autism Shows in London, Birmingham and Manchester. We are exhibiting as the 'SENDcast’. If you’re planning on attending it would be great to catch up face to face whilst you’re there.

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Our NEW Analytics Platform

In just a few clicks, our new B Squared Analytics platform will produce meaningful data and save you hours in Excel.

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NEW – Summer Term Live Monthly Expert Training Sessions

For the Summer Term we have 3 more LIVE training sessions planned to cover the latest hot topics in SEND for your whole school. Time and budgets are being squeezed even tighter, which is why we’ve made each 1 hour session just £10!

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Autism Acceptance Week 2023 and beyond

Autism resources available for your whole school.

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3 webinars on School Data and how to get the most out of it

Are you struggling with data in your school? Our 3 free webinars on data will help you with Target Setting, Analysing Data & B Squared Analytics. Register now for free.

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NEW – Live Monthly Expert Training Sessions This Spring

For the Spring Term we have 3 more LIVE training sessions planned to cover the latest hot topics in SEND for your whole school. Time and budgets are being squeezed even tighter, which is why we’ve made each 1 hour session just £10!

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Webinar: New Analytics Preview

Are you spending hours analysing attainment data against judgements/expectations? Join our FREE webinar at 4pm on Thursday 1 December to find out how our new analytics platform will simplify and speed up your analysis of pupils' progress.

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NEW – Live Monthly Expert Training Sessions This Autumn

We have launched monthly LIVE training sessions to cover the latest hot topics in SEND for your whole school. Time and budgets are being squeezed even tighter so each session is only 1 hour for just £10!

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Webinar: How schools should assess pupils working outside of their year group

Are you struggling to show progress for pupils working outside of their year group? Join our FREE webinar at 4pm on Tuesday 18 October to find out how to change the way you assess.

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A great alternative to EExAT EYFS tracker to show progress for ALL your Early Years pupils

Are you looking for an alternative to EExAT for your Early Years progress tracking? With EExAT closing, we know schools will be searching for a new EYFS progress tracker they can get up and running quickly. Our EYFS tracking system Connecting Steps is the best alternative to EExAT to show

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Early Years Assessment – How to show progress for ALL your EYFS pupils

Are you looking for new ways to track progress for children in Early Years Foundation Stage that's in line with the new EYFS 2021? Would you like to simplify your Early Years assessment, reduce teacher workload and save money? You can achieve all this when you use Connecting Steps for

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Talking about Autism at the Autism Show!

Come and see us at the Autism Shows in Manchester and London this June. We are exhibiting as the 'SENDcast’ on stand C18 in Manchester 10-11 June and stand C12 in London 17-18 June. If you’re planning on attending it would be great to catch up face to face whilst you’re

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Response to the SEND Review – sign up for Lorraine Petersen OBE’s FREE live broadcast

Lorraine Petersen OBE joins us live on Tuesday 3 May to present her ‘Response to the SEND Review’. She will outline the content of the review and the implications for schools, young people and their families. Register for FREE today!

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Full programme announced for the ‘Wellbeing for ALL’ Virtual SEND Conference

All 12 expert presentations are now confirmed for our next Virtual SEND Conference launching on 20 May 2022. Mental Health and Wellbeing is the focus for our 7th online conference helping schools to improve outcomes for children with SEND.

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Why use one assessment system for ALL Mainstream Primary School pupils?

Our two brand new frameworks for our Mainstream Primary Schools for pupils working at Age Related Expectations – Development Matters and Primary Curriculum, are available now. This means you can now use just one Assessment System.

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Assess ARE and SEND pupils in one system using our NEW Mainstream frameworks

Many of our customers know that we have been providing SEND solutions for over 25 years. We are excited to announce that we now have two brand new frameworks for our mainstream Primary Schools for pupils working at Age Related Expectations.

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We’re exhibiting at the Dyslexia Show!

Come and see us on 25 – 26 March in Birmingham! We will be at the show exhibiting as the 'SENDcast’ on stand 53 in the Education and Parents area! If you’re planning on attending it would be great to catch up face to face whilst you’re there.

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It’s not too late to access the 6th Virtual SEND Conference!

Purchase access to the 'Getting Ready for the SEND Review' Virtual SEND Conference TODAY! 1 ticket gives unlimited access for all staff at your school to watch the recordings of all 12 SEND expert presentations in this CPD certified online conference.

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Reporting, Printing and other new features are now live in Connecting Steps V5

It’s important for your school to start using our new faster Connecting Steps V5 assessment software NOW because we will be switching over from V4 to V5 on 31 December.

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Full programme announced for the 6th Virtual SEND Conference

The full programme is now confirmed for the next Virtual SEND Conference launching on 26 November. With 12 expert speakers focusing on Special Schools, Quality First Teaching for all schools and Specific Learning Difficulties - there's something for every setting!

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We’re exhibiting at the TES SEN show! 

Come and see us on stand 157 on 8 – 9 October in London! We will be at the show exhibiting as the ‘Virtual SEND Conference & SENDcast’ on stand 157! If you’re planning on attending it would be great to catch up face to face whilst you’re there.

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EYFS 2021 is here – how are you assessing progress in Early Years?

Our Early Steps 2021 assessment framework covers both the EYFS 2021 and the new Development Matters. Over 90 early years settings are already using it and their feedback has been great.

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Connecting Steps V5 is Here!

On Thursday 6th May 2021 we launched our exciting new, faster Connecting Steps V5. The fastest and easiest way to show progress for pupils with SEND.

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Steps4Life has launched!

Stesp4Life is an assessment framework for post 16 learners to help them to prepare for adulthood. The framework covers academic skills, independence/life skills and employability skills.

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Why is profiling a person’s Autism useful?

To improve outcomes and opportunities for students with autism, we need to improve our understanding of how their autism affects them. This is where autism profiling can help!

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The Engagement Model is statutory in September – are you ready?

New changes are coming from September 2021. The Government has removed P levels 1-4 and replaced them with The Engagement Model. How are you meant to assess pupils who are not engaged in subject specific learning from now on?

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Full programme announced for the 5th Virtual SEND Conference

All 12 SEND expert presentations are now confirmed for the next Virtual SEND Conference taking place on Friday 21 May. This conference is focused on Quality First Teaching, helping schools to enable all children to achieve to the best of their ability.

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Tips and Tricks for Using Evisense

We want our schools to get more out of Evisense, so we have created a series of videos to explain all the different features and how to use Evisense in your school.

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45 SEND CPD Videos Now Available Online

45 SEND CPD videos available for your school to access online immediately! All the videos are from The Virtual SEND Conferences plus a brand-new training course on ‘managing behaviour and reducing the risk of exclusion in schools.’

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Be the first to see our fresh new and FAST Connecting Steps Assessment Software

The B Squared team has been working on a major upgrade to our existing Connecting Steps assessment software for the past 12 months. We are beyond excited to share the news with you that it’s nearly ready.

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Looking for Early Years assessment based on the 2021 EYFS Framework?

The B Squared team has been hard at work creating our new Early Steps 2021 assessment framework since the launch of the Early Years Foundation Stage 2021 Framework for early adopters, and the release of Development Matters 2020.

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Full programme announced for ‘EHCP Special’ Virtual SEND Conference

We have announced the full programme for the 4th Virtual SEND Conference. It's an EHCP Special - covering everything you need to know about Education Health and Care Plans and how to ensure your pupils with SEND get the support they need.

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How will you assess Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at your school?

Great news! B Squared’s assessment frameworks have already been updated to fit the new curriculum. This means teachers can easily assess pupils’ progress in Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education from day one.

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How do you identify the small steps of progress made by individuals with SLD & PMLD?

We asked James Waller, Deputy Headteacher at Sunningdale Teaching School Alliance to tell us how he uses our Engagement Steps framework to support his pupils with complex needs.

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Parent Talks launches today!

Parent Talks from the Virtual SEND Conference is a series of online talks, delivered like a TV series, created to provide useful information for parents of children and young people with SEND. Hear from presenters with personal experience of SEND - parents, professionals, pioneers - who share their insights and

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Working together with The Seashell Trust on Parent Talks

Exciting news!! We have partnered with The Seashell Trust to bring Parent Talks to parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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Evisense – A great way to see what pupils are achieving at home

Maybe your pupils have painted the front of their house as a rainbow for the NHS, maybe they are sewing PPE for the local community, maybe they have raised money like Captain Tom Moore!! Can you see what your pupils are achieving at home? Feel connected, build positive relationships and

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