What are the benefits of ReallySchool?

Key benefits

  • Quick and easy to use
  • Flexible tools to save you time
  • Developed with teachers, for teachers
  • Intuitive to use – no training required!
  • Shows you where the learning gaps are
  • Dedicated, helpful and friendly team
  • Created by NetSupport, a trusted provider of education software for over 30 years

Key benefits

  • Quick and easy to use
  • Flexible tools to save you time
  • Developed with teachers, for teachers
  • Intuitive to use – no training required!
  • Shows you where the learning gaps are
  • Dedicated, helpful and friendly team
  • Created by NetSupport, a trusted provider of education software for over 30 years

"Really School is a great resource that is very effective in supporting practitioners as they collect and collate observations of our children’s learning and progress."

Hampton Lakes Primary School

“I highly recommend ReallySchool. It’s a fantastic product that has a made a huge impact in the classroom.”

Dogsthorpe Infant School

“My first impressions are that ReallySchool is a well laid out method of recording observations within the EYFS. I’m particularly impressed by the ease with which video and audio clips can be added – plus the fact that several children can be rapidly included in one observation.”

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

"I honestly believe that ReallySchool is a product that will transform the work of primary school teachers and other staff: saving them huge amounts of time, generating high quality and meaningful reports, enabling contact and communication with parents, involving children in self-assessment and recording – the list is almost endless!"

Gary Perkins, Owner “Supporting School Leaders,” Former Headteacher, Ofsted inspector, NS Senior Regional Adviser, Head of School Improvement and Assistant Director (Education)

“ReallySchool is an exceptional tool for capturing student learning. In a data-rich but time-poor educational climate, giving teachers a resource that saves them time and produces effective and purposeful reports is a no brainer! I really love how it ties to the frameworks for various key stages and allows users to add video, audio and text. The badges to celebrate student success are a real win too. I wholeheartedly recommend ReallySchool.”

Ben Whitaker, Co-ordinator of Project Digital at Burnley College and Co-host of the Edufuturists podcast, Quizlet.

“A 'very visual' product with 'clear class information' and colours, which made it particularly easy to use”

Nursery World Awards

Benefits for teachers

Save time

ReallySchool’s main benefit for teachers is the time it saves each day by allowing you to quickly complete daily tasks on the go, such as creating observations, capturing evidence, linking learning to assessment, monitoring progress, communicating with parents – and more.

As ReallySchool is multi-functional, it can save you at least two hours each day; that’s a minimum of 10 hours each working week!

Identify learning gaps

Allowing you to see at a glance the attainment and progress of your class and students, ReallySchool helps you to quickly spot gaps in learning and plan next steps to help your pupils achieve.

 You can see which learning areas may need more coverage and where you may need to provide additional support for your students.

Engage parents

We know that communicating with parents can be difficult, particularly those who are hard to reach, which is why being able to share pupils’ learning instantly with them is a great way to break down these barriers.

Parents are engaged by photos, videos and audio clips of their child learning – and you can use ReallySchool’s comment system to open a teacher-parent dialogue.

Support distance learning

It’s so important to be able to facilitate learning outside of the classroom, for any number of reasons.

With ReallySchool, you can share home learning activities with parents using videos, photos and audio clips to give guidance. Plus, you can continue to monitor progression of skills and spot learning gaps by applying assessments to these activities.

Benefits for pupils

Tailored support

ReallySchool helps you spot individuals’ attainment and progress at a glance – helping you give tailored, high-quality support to your pupils.

Additionally, the time you save when adding assessments and observations can be redirected to focus on teaching and planning.

Motivation to learn

As a student’s learning can be shared with parents, this is a great motivator for them to try their best at school – and ReallySchool can help parents celebrate their achievements with them.

Teachers have told us how much pupils enjoy looking at their observations and seeing how they have progressed in their learning.

Awards for achievement

If a pupil has done something extra special, youcan create a celebration post to share with parents including media , notes and a virtual badge showcasing what the pupil has done.

Virtual badges can also be applied to observations and journals. Parents even have a special ‘Awards’ section in their app where they can show their children the awards they have earned over time!

Opportunities for in-lesson feedback

You can use videos and audio clips to give verbal feedback to pupils and attach these to an observation – all during the lesson.

You can also play these files back to students to give them guidance on what they have done well and what they need to improve on or do next.

Benefits for leaders

Access key reports

ReallySchool uses observation data to create a variety of reports, including specific leadership reports.

Senior leaders can generate a whole school attainment report showing how many pupils are working at, above and below the expected level in each year group.

Additionally, ReallySchool’s SOAP (School on a page) report enables leaders to compare their school’s end of key stage outcomes with the national average.

Monitor whole school teaching and learning

We appreciate leaders may need to access data for multiple classes and year groups. That is why staff members can be assigned to any number of classes.

This means they have access to the observations and reports for each of those classes.

If a staff member is assigned a leadership role, they also have access to specific leadership reports.

Reduce staff workload

Teachers tell us they are saving around two hours each day using ReallySchool. They are able to complete daily activities like evidencing learning and assessments on the go, rather than having to complete these tasks after school.

Additionally, teachers can reduce time spent marking by adding audio clips or videos to observations during the lesson, rather than writing up comments later.

Streamline processes

ReallySchool has simple tools for parental engagement, evidencing learning and monitoring coverage – all in one system.

Teachers can use ReallySchool’s progress reports for their half-termly/termly data, rather than logging their judgements in another system.

Plus, they can also create assessments and reports with the statutory End of Key Stage 1 and 2 assessments.

Benefits for parents

Keep updated on your child’s learning – anywhere, anytime

Parents can download their own version of the ReallySchool for free on to their mobile device so they can access information about their child onthe go.

Additionally, inapp notifications let parents know when new home learning activities, observations, celebrations, and teacher comments have been shared.

Share home achievements


Parents can share photos, videos, audio clips, documents, links and text notes of their child’s achievements in response to home learning activities or by creating their own observations.

These are shared with the child’s class teacher and contribute to the child’s learning journal and timeline.

Access photos, videos and audio clips of your child learning

Teachers can share observations with parents so that they can see videos and photos, read text notes and listen to audio clips of their child’s learning and achievements. Parents can add comments (where these have been enabled) to give feedback to their child.

The use of video and audio clips are really helpful for communicating with all parents including those with who may have difficulty understanding written English/Welsh.

Download learning journals

Pupil learning journals not only help parents see their child’s learning over time, but they also include the pupil’s special celebration posts and virtual badges.
 These documents are fantastic to share with relatives to further celebrate the child’s achievements.

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