Cathryn Rogers

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With new technology comes new challenges in data security, and as we move away from pen and paper and into a new world of Data Protection and GDPR, we wanted to make sure Cornerstones was up to speed, ready for change and promoting best practice. At the end of December 2017, we met with an… Read more

Our GDPR compliance plan

On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, and all schools, businesses and other organisations are busy working to ensure that they are compliant. As an online company, we are both a data controller and a data processor, meaning that we need to get it right first-time and make sure that… Read more

5 tools to help you with planning, differentiation and assessment.

5 tools to help you save time and reduce workload

In his recent blog article ‘Tackling workload together – a new question for staff at the point of inspection’, Ofsted National Director for Schools, Sean Harford, has once again outlined concern about teacher workload. The Cornerstones Curriculum helps teachers to save time with these five clever features. Free to all schools purchasing the curriculum, find… Read more

Reading comprehension in KS1 and KS2 – help your children prepare for the new SATs papers

In the 2016 SATs, only 66% of pupils met the expected standards for reading. The content, question wording and time constraints all placed extra pressure on children and teachers. Though this increased to 71% in 2017, standards are still significantly lower in reading than in SPaG and Maths.  Schools need quality tests with tools to… Read more

New features for Cornerstones Assessment!

Over the last twelve months, we’ve been busy adding lots of new features to our assessment package. We’ve improved its flexibility and usability too. Read on to discover what’s new. Custom reports Custom reports enable you to view attainment, progress, percentages – the information you need as preset reports. To get you started, we’ve created… Read more

Introducing: Cornerstones Skills Analysis

Since national curriculum levels were removed in September 2014, there has been a lot of discussion in ensuring that curriculum, assessment and pedagogy are linked. It is the strength of these links that support quality teaching and learning. We believe that assessment should be a tool to inform teaching and learning (#learning first), and any… Read more

Cornerstones Online – new features and updates

Cornerstones Online keeps getting better – our latest updates include new icons, a brand new report and improved security. To experience Cornerstones Online, make sure you are using an up-to-date browser (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari work best) and keep checking our blog for updates. Cornerstones Hub The Cornerstones Hub has had a makeover!… Read more