As a school leader, we know that you and your team are expected to have an accurate overview of your daily teaching and learning. We know that this knowledge provides the secure foundation for your successful school improvement strategies. Nautilus will enable you and your team to efficiently capture your provision using your Ipad or tablet. Your views will then be presented all in one place on your online dashboard, feedback reports and your curriculum photo Gallery.
The evidence we are collating is giving us the confidence to celebrate the wonderful work that is happening in school. It's also giving us critical insights into the next steps we need to take as a team.
Add your leaders, governors and external partners to your platform. You can also add as many leaders as you like from across all of your partner schools, with our multi-user license.
Select and assign your learning walks, observations, book studies and surveys to your team. Observe on a selected date or over a time period.
Grab your tablet or ipad and head out into school with your colleagues. Enter your views as you observe, building a real-time evaluation from multiple observations. Add photos to capture your curriculum.
Your online dashboard will now display your teaching and learning overview, with everything in one place. Your current strengths and areas for improvement will be clearly presented with powerful filters for added insight.
We know how accountable you are. Your electronic PDF reports are designed to present your evaluations, perfect for your big meetings and decisions. Your individual teacher feedback reports will support great professional dialogue.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the speed and ease at which we’ve been able to sign up to Nautilus. We’ll roll everything out to our schools over the coming weeks. I wanted to feedback to say how pleased we’ve been from the initial contact through to getting set up.'
'In a short space of time, with the help of Nautilus, we feel that we have a clear picture of the quality of our teaching and learning. We also love that SEND and EYFS have their own frameworks, showing the company understands the significance of these areas.'
‘After a short period of time we can already see the benefits that the system has delivered. Instant and clear areas of development, making improvements happen much more quickly.’
As a busy and long serving Headteacher, I found that I began to question some of the fundamental aspects of how schools are expected to improve. For example, if teaching and learning is always most important thing, then why are the methods that we use often so time consuming and uninspiring, with systematic cycles that could have little to do with any day to day activity. Our school had been on a journey from special measures to two consecutive 'good' judgements, and because we were always looking to improve, I knew that we could only do this if our methods themselves could evolve. To consider this, I began to use my Ipad to wander around the school, gathering my thoughts more regularly. Then I did the same but with another group of Headteachers, all using the same focused criteria, with short statements simply designed to guide the observer. We all took a one hour learning walk and spent ten minutes or so in each class. The outcome was a report that could tell me exactly what my colleagues thought, alongside my views. Our teachers much preferred this because they said that it was just business as usual, despite us capturing so much more. I then used this report for inspections, for the governors, for individual feedback, and for our leadership planning. My learning partners and the inspectors found our methods forward thinking and my reports credible. We began to apply quick and significant changes, more regularly, rather than just working through appraisal based, stand-alone observations. Our teachers and other leaders all began to contribute and participate in learning walks, often scheduled to occur over a week or half-term. All of this would mean less time sitting behind desks desk managing clunky systems and trying to find areas for improvement from summative data.
Headteachers, leaders, subject leaders, SENDcos and your external partners can now efficiently collaborate together, accurately capturing teaching and learning with Nautilus. Every discovery is clearly presented with our leadership dashboard, photo gallery and feedback reports, ready for same-day actions and improvements.
We're now proud to be working with over 60 local authorities, celebrating over 1000 school leaders on the platform. If you'd like to take a closer look, book in for a friendly demo and I'd be very happy to show you around.
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