School Self-Evaluation - Bett Awards Finalist
Bett Awards Finalist

Self-evaluation and
improvement planning
for modern languages subject leaders.

Watch the video (with sound)

Modern languages subject leaders love the iAbacus.
It’s innovative, interactive and ingenious...

  • Exceeds Ofsted’s recommendations for subject self-evaluation and improvement planning.
  • Supports subject leaders by guiding them step-by-step through a streamlined process.
  • Incorporates Ofsted Modern languages grade descriptors and guidance without being too 'wordy'.
  • Creates a combined self-evaluation and subject development plan in one highly-visual document.

Poweful Process. Simple Software

The iAbacus combines a powerful process, with simple software - that’s why it works.
Watch the 5 minute video to see the whole process or jump to a specific step below:

Make initial judgements about your school's performance.

STEP 1: Make judgements

Make initial judgements about your subject's performance.

Check your judgements against the science-specific Ofsted criteria.

STEP 2: Review criteria

Check your judgements against the subject-specific Ofsted criteria.

Select appropriate evidence to justify your judgements.

STEP 3: Select evidence

Select appropriate evidence to justify your judgements.

Analyse factors which help or hinder performance.

STEP 4: Analyse Factors

Analyse factors which help or hinder performance.

Plan detailed actions to improve and track progress.

STEP 5: Plan actions

Plan detailed actions to improve and track progress.

Create visual reports and collaborate with others.

STEP 6: Report & Collaborate

Create visual reports and collaborate with others.


Proven.

Based on 40 years research.

The iAbacus™ is based on the experience and research of John Pearce. It guides subject leaders through a proven improvement process developed during 40 years of working in schools.

Simple.

Slide the beads and away you go.

With over 15 years experience in creating web tools for schools - we know the importance of keeping it simple. The iAbacus™ is the perfect balance between simplicity and functionality.

Loved.

It's more than just 'software'.

Okay, it's a bit strong to say that people love the iAbacus™,
but they do love using it - and they’re not afraid to tell others too.

Powerful.

High impact, visual reports.

As subject leaders follow the interactive, step-by-step process, the iAbacus™ will automatically build a visual reports and planning documents to share with others.

Inclusive.

One simple tool for everyone.

The iAbacus™ helps all subject leaders self-evaluate, analyse factors that help or hinder - and plan actions to improve.

Customisable.

Any criteria - you choose.

The iAbacus™ can be completely customised to suit your school. Use your own bespoke criteria or definitions provided by external organisations and national inspection bodies.

Collaborative.

Enjoy the power of collaboration.

Subject leaders can invite colleagues to access or contribute to their iAbacus™ - it’s quick, easy and included in each license at no extra charge.

Supported.

Passionate support by experts.

You probably won’t need any support at all, but if you do - our team can provide it on-site or over-the-phone. Plus there’s live help and video guidance just one click away.

Accessible.

Anytime, anywhere, any device.

All you need is a modern web-browser on a PC, Mac or iPad. There’s nothing to download, install or re-configure -
you don’t even need a separate app to use it on an iPad.

Hosted.

Your data is safe and secure.

Everything is hosted on our ultra-fast servers, virus protected and backed up regularly. Unlike other systems, we don’t share your information with others in school - we leave that to you.