Do your office staff face the challenge of admitting pupils who are new to English?
School Inspectors are always addressing what evidence you can demonstrate regarding Home Assessment and effective communication with parents.
Our bilingual Pupil's Admission App enables parents and teachers to understand each other effectively, regarding important data about the child, home, family, etc.
The App can be used on iPads, androids, computers, laptops, etc.
It is a dual language questionnaire, where the questions are in text with audio in the home language. There are nested questions depending on answers, and filtered by age group. After completing the questionnaire, a dual language report can be printed out, or emailed to several people at any time. You can also include a photo of the child and other photos - perhaps of parents or emergency contacts. This level of personalisation is very useful to class teachers.
The app covers over 70 questions (in audio and text for the different languages). As the parent listens in their home language and answers a question, their answers are mirrored in English. At the end of the question, all answers are collated as a PDF document. Copies can be kept for administrators, class teachers and TA's. Many children do not stay long at one school, but copies of the PDF can easily be passed on to the administrators at the next school.
We do not use Google translate: in fact, you can't for many of the languages EAL parents and children speak. Only human translators and human voices are used. The app costs £200 per year for all 18 languages, or you can buy 1 language at a time - cost is £20 per language per year. (To compare, if you had to translate and narrate the contents in one language this would cost far more than £200, and you can use the app to output an unlimited number of reports, have one for each child, etc. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire.)
The languages are English with Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Czech, French, Hungarian, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Slovak, or Tamil.
To order with your prefences, please send details in your official order form. We will send you the App as a site licence so all relevant staff can access it.