SMS early adopters
As part of the plan to make the implementation more of a shared and owned experience, we've adopted an approach to have SMS 'early adopters'. The idea is to have one person in each teaching team who is the point of contact for the administrator of the system, plus for staff for day to day things.
The intention is that this will not be loads of extra work and that early adopters will just be 'ahead of the game' in terms of knowing how to use the system. The role of the early adopters is to:
- Get people interested in using the SMS to improve assessment practices across the school and in your team.
- Give more people the opportunity to have input into the design of the system (early adopters become 'researchers' helping team leaders and others).
- Set up some scaffolding to help others when they get stuck.
Initially the time comittment involves:
Term 2: Focus is getting going
Term 3: Pulling out useful data and making plans to personalise the system in Term 4 and beyond.