HeadteacherChat’s Review of: The Headteacher’s Report October 2020





Hello! My name is Lucy Coy, and I am co-host of HeadteacherChat. I am delighted to have been given access to The Headteacher Report 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 The Headteacher’s Report describe their products?


‘The headteacher’s report has been developed in partnership with Headteachers, Leaders in Governance and OFSTED Inspectors. Our reports save hours in leadership time each term and produces a report that governors love to receive.’


In summary….

  • The headteacher’s Report has all the information that Governor’s and stakeholders need in a quick to produce and simple to understand format.

  • It links to your MIS data, so it can extract information quickly and accurately.

  • The reports include graphs and tables to highlight strengths and areas for improvement.

  • It supports governors’ understanding of OFSTED by linking school improvement data back to the OFSTED categories.

  • New 1 click report option to create reports at the touch of a button.

What does the team at HeadteacherChat think?


The Headteacher’s report provides a useful strategic overview of the whole school, covering everything from staffing performance to school improvement priorities. The reports generated, allows school leaders to supply important and accurate information in a readily understandable format to Governors and/or trustees.


We looked at Headteacher’s Report and these are our thoughts:

  • We love the ease of use, especially the ‘1 click summary report’.

  • We feel it will reduce the workload of senior leaders, and help them to communicate key messages to stakeholders.

  • We like the fact that it includes benchmarking data from the DFE national, the Local Authority and similar schools as this will help leaders gain a complete picture of their school.

  • We love the fact that the reports are easy for leaders to explain and for others to understand.

  • We love the fact that it is so easy to access and use.


How will this be of benefit to schools?


Headteacher’s Report provides accurate reports for school leaders. We particularly like the ‘1 click summary report’, providing instantly updated information when you need it.

We like the layout of the reports and the inclusion of graphs and tables which assist in seeing the school’s strengths and areas to work on.

The reports are useful tools to help leaders meet the key elements in the Ofsted Inspection Framework.

We liked the fact that you can create several different reports including:

  • The Headteacher's Report

  • The Headteacher's Report including SEF and SDP Report

  • The Trustee Report (automatic consolidation) - Includes a copy of The Headteacher's Report per academy

  • The Pupil Premium Report

  • The SEND Report

  • The Finance Committee Report

  • The Budget Planner


“In our current educational climate, when time is so precious, yet demands for accurate reporting and accountability is essential for effective leadership and governance; the headteacher report provides that valuable time saver. Without cutting corners, it delivers all the essential information, yet still allowing personalisation.”

Gayle Platt – Headteacher Dersingham Primary School


Verdict:


✓ We like the fact that reports are easy to understand and quick to produce.

✓ We love the online portal, which pre-populates national, LA and similar school benchmarking data using the latest DfE data, allowing leaders to see a clear picture of their school in a wider context.

✓ Helps to reduce the workload for senior leaders

✓ Good value for money


'The Headteacher’s Report provides leaders with a document that is easy to communicate the actions taken by the leaders to the stakeholders. The reports are also written to help leaders meet the key elements of the new OFSTED Inspection Framework. The result is a very thorough and comprehensive report that would otherwise have taken leaders a long time to prepare. It’s quick to generate the report and very easy to use. We highly recommend it.’

Please feel free to visit the Headteacher’s Report and download a free sample report here: https://theheadteachersreport.com/free-sample-report/


Lucy Coy

HeadteacherChat www.headteacherchat.com


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