Everything explained in 5 minutes…

This video shows iAbacus being used to create a teacher self-evaluation and action plan using Teachers’ Standards. Please note, iAbacus can be customised with your own criteria – or pre-loaded with standards or competencies for TAs and other roles.

The Power is in the Process

iAbacus® isn’t just software – it’s an empowering process that builds the capacity of Teachers. It doesn’t rely on form-filling or data-entry. There are no complex dashboards or overwhelming screens full of widgets. It won’t burden Teachers with bureaucracy and un-necessary paperwork. Instead, it supports and structures their strategic thinking as it guides them through a simple, step-by-step process which helps them accurately self-evaluate their performance, analyse factors which affect their progress and plan detailed actions to improve. 

Start with your judgements

Slide the beads to record your initial judgements about effectiveness in each area.

Check them against criteria

Check the accuracy of your judgements by re-sliding the beads to review the criteria.

Summarise your evidence

Justify your judgements by providing evidence and including file attachments or weblinks.

Analyse what’s helping or hindering

Analyse the factors that are helping or hindering effectiveness.

Plan your actions

Plan actions to strengthen the helping factors and weaken the hindering.

Create reports to share

Automatically produce clear and concise reports and plans to share with others.

Collaborate with others

Invite others to add their beads for a simple 360° approach to collaboration

NEW Collaboration Features

You can now combine and compare abacuses from multiple users for instant insights into effectiveness across departments or groups of staff.

  Staff love it – and use it!

iAbacus®is interactive and engaging. Unlike many tools which are time-consuming and full of complex features, iAbacus® is simple and a joy to use.

  Save time – no training required

iAbacus® is straightforward and intuitive. Staff use it immediately and instinctively. If they need help – we’ll explain everything in just 10 minutes.

 Staff create plans they believe in

iAbacus® ensures staff create plans they truly believe in. Actions and objectives based on self-evaluation guarantee ‘ownership’ and ‘buy-in’.

 Increase staff professionalism

iAbacus® helps staff make criterion referenced judgements about their performance using professional standards and inspection criteria.

  Staff trust the proven process

iAbacus® is based on a proven process designed by John Pearce during 40 years as a School Improvement Adviser. Staff value it – and trust it.

 Help staff think strategically

iAbacus® empowers staff, building their capacity to plan strategic actions based on self-evaluation and the analysis of factors affecting performance.

  Create a culture of collaboration

iAbacus® stimulates collaboration, providing a framework for peer-to-peer discussion and coaching – vital in ‘self-improving’ schools.

  Strengthen appraisal procedures

iAbacus® integrates with existing management systems and equips appraisers with everything needed to conduct consistent and fair appraisals.

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