Evidence of Learning
Staff from educational, residential, therapeutic, and psychological teams gather evidence of a child’s holistic development in a range of formats (photo, audio, video, etc.). This is uploaded to Evisense and shared with the appropriate members of staff,
family and peers. Designed to help educators record and highlight the achievements of pupils, Evisense creates a portfolio of a child's educational journey through the CfE.
Evidence of accomplished Es & Os can be automatically shared with parents, enabling them to engage their children about the day’s learning and consolidate the knowledge and understanding gained. If permissions are granted, parents can also upload
evidence of children’s domestic achievements too. This can help staff to engage less communicative pupils about their evening, weekends and holidays.
Evisense can also be used to help teachers to moderate student’s work, as evidence can be tagged with a subject and level. This allows staff to look at the range of, for example, First level writing across the school and make collective decisions together.
With added functionality for schools in Scotland, Evisense allows teachers and assistants to tag different pieces of evidence with one of the eight SHANARRI wellbeing indicators (safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible, and
included) or as an aspect of the learner’s Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) accomplishments. Once tagged, these posts can be filtered and then viewed together in order to represent either the pupil’s successes within each area or to allow the
school to showcase the provision they are delivering.
About our Contributors
Firpark Secondary School
A North Lanarkshire school in Motherwell that works with pupils for pupils aged 12–18 who have a wide range of additional support needs.
Project lead: Lindsay Ireland
Headteacher: John Morley
A North Lanarkshire school in Cumbernauld that works with pupils aged 5–18 who have a wide range of complex learning and physical difficulties.
Project lead: Lisa Galfredi
Headteacher: Nicola Lavery