Updated: Nov 16
Hello! My name is Lucy Coy and I am a co-host of HeadteacherChat. I am delighted to have been given access to Improvement Hub and Inspection Coach to see what they have on offer to support schools. I thought you would be interested to know what I discovered! Read the full review below . . .
How does 2Simple describe their products?
Inspection Coach: Be inspection ready
2 Simple Improvement Hub is another powerful leadership and management tool that helps schools prepare for inspections in a fraction of the normal time.
Improvement Hub: Transform your school improvement planning
An easy-to-use website that helps you manage any kind of school improvement planning.
Improvement Hub Improvement Hub will support your Improvement Planning, whether you are creating Whole School Development Plans, Improvement Plans, Action Plans, Governing Body Action Plans or Subject Leader Plans.
It links effortlessly with Inspection Coach. Whilst you are in the act of Self-evaluation, Improvement Hub will suggest one of thousands of improvement plan actions written by 2Simple’s inspection team. These actions are specifically targeted to meet key elements of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework.
Inspection Coach An easy-to-use improvement tool that helps schools become good and outstanding in their Ofsted inspections. It covers your school’s self-evaluation, improvement planning and inspection preparation. It combines top quality consultancy with ultramodern technology to simplify the process of school self-evaluation. Inspection Coach has been created to take the pressure off school leaders, dramatically reducing the time & effort involved in self-evaluation.
What does the team at HeadteacherChat think?
2 Simple Improvement Hub is another powerful tool which either operates independently of Inspection Coach, or links the two platforms seamlessly together, providing even more key information for leaders.
2 Simple Inspection Coach is an incredibly useful and powerful tool for schools to become good and outstanding in their Ofsted inspections. The Inspection Coach gives school leaders a complete picture of the school improvement journey which includes the school’s self-evaluation and inspection preparation against the Ofsted framework.
We looked at both platforms and these are our thoughts:
We love the ‘Live Updates’ of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework. It clearly shows the strengths and weaknesses of the school.
We feel it will reduce the workload of senior leaders.
It is easy to create actions for your school improvement plans
We love the way it is easy to share with staff and governors.
We like the fact that it is so easy to access and use.
How will this be of benefit to schools?
We fell in love with the useability of the platforms, and the information they are able to generate. We particularly liked the live updates, providing all leaders with updated information about individual subjects and or information about the whole school as soon as they log in.
We liked the fact that the reports and planning documents are ready to share with coordinators, senior leaders, subject leaders, school improvement partners, governors and Ofsted.
We loved the dashboards with clear graphs and charts, simple tables, colour coding and benchmarking. These make it a perfect tool to share with stakeholders.
“Excellent customer service and a great product. I would definitely recommend.”
Headteacher, Wickham Market Primary School
✓ Both platforms are powerful tools which enable leaders to clearly see and plan their school’s next steps.
✓ We like the fact that the Improvement Hub Dashboard supplies an easy-to-use planning tool for leaders to access and share.
✓ We like the ease of use of the Inspection Coach, showing clear next steps for leaders.
✓ Helps to reduce the workload for senior leaders
✓ Good value for money
'2 Simple Inspection Coach and Improvement Hub will ensure that schools have everything they need to meet the key elements of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework.'