This afternoon we welcomed the first twenty schools on board 123SOW at our beta launch meeting in Witney. As beta testers they have very early access to 123SOW and will provide us with honest feedback about 123SOW and help us develop our scheme and content moving forward. On the whole they were delighted by the flexibility of 123SOW to be tailored to each school’s individual needs. The truth of the pudding will be in the use of 123SOW come the Autumn term. For now our Beta Schools’ focus was on finding challenges to teach when they return in September.
For the first time we were able to take the wraps off 123SOW at the Oxfordshire Head Teacher’s conference in Stratford today. We shared a demonstration site with a number of head teachers who all were very interested in the unique flexibility of 123SOW. They liked the concept of the video-based challenges and the unique drag-and-drop interface to planning your own scheme. Lots of the heads requested to become part of our Beta test coming later this year.