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What is Earwig?

A software package designed by clever teachers to turn the whole business of providing teaching evidence, making assessments, tracking progress and reporting into a pleasure rather than a chore.

Schools spend too much time dealing with formative assessment and taking and organising their teaching evidence. Earwig is an app which solves this problem, enabling teachers to produce elegant timelines for every class, subject and pupil easily and quickly. Making, tracking and reporting assessments is also a doddle. No matter which assessment framework you use, just load it into Earwig and you’re away. Earwig is particularly useful for dealing with special needs assessment and has won many awards. It was deemed a “game changer” by The Sunday Times and won five stars in an independent test by the Educational App Store.

Recommended Usage

The more widely (and deeply) it is used, the greater the impact

Educational Impact

provide school data
86%
improve school processes
84%
reduce teacher workload
82%
improve parent engagement
66%
save school money
58%
CompanyBusiness Name: Earwig Academic Reporting Ltd
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2012
Age Range0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18
FeaturesTeaching EvidencePerformance AssessmentProgress TrackingPupil Performance Report GenerationWhole School AnalyticsEhcp Target SettingParent EngagementFramework Library
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityModerate features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookDesktop - LinuxMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

Earwig runs in the cloud. So no infrastructure requirements other than class tablets and wifi/broadband.

Set Up

One day

TrainingIn PersonLive OnlineWebinarsDocumentationVideos
SupportEmailFAQs/ForumPhone Support
Home LearningParent Access

School must create the account.

Perfect for improving parent engagement.

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Pricing Plans

Free TrialPaid Subscription

Earwig pricing starts from £300 / year

THERE ARE TWO VERSION OF THE EARWIG PACKAGE

CLASSIC

Designed for special schools. Provides all the Earwig evidence, assessment, tarcking, reporting and analytics features.

This will cost between £1,000 and £2,000 a year, depending on the size of school and the complexity of the pupil cohort.

There is a setup cost, which includes initial training for the SLT and staff - approx £900.

There are discounts for longer contracts.

LITE

Designed for small schools, nurseries and SEND implants in mainstream schools.

This has more limited functionality, but is all that a small school requires. Costs only £300 to £900 a year.

No setup cost.

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Earwig Reviews

4.8 out of 5

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Andy Higginbotham

Achievement Leader

Used Earwig daily for 0–3 months

Oct 2022

Fantastic customer service....

Andy Higginbotham found Earwig:
  • Moderately saves school money
    Saves printing resources
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    It saves time collating evidence it makes it much quicker and simple to track progress being made by pupils.
  • Significantly provides school data
    Provides a quick snapshot of the progress of each individual student.
  • Moderately improves school processes
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
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Cheryl Amy

Assistant Head for Curriculum & Assessment

Used Earwig for 3-4 years

Jun 2021

It's an assessment tool that we have managed to tailor to our own needs and curriculum. Easy to monitor progress and record achievements.

Cheryl Amy found Earwig:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Generating end of year reports
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Significantly provides school data
    Easy to identify progress, gaps in progress and areas for SDP.
  • Moderately improves school processes
    Clear, consistent way of recording assessment across the school, using a holistic approach.
  • Slightly improves parental engagement
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Nicola Clark

Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

Used Earwig for 1-2 years

Apr 2021

easy to use, helpful staff helping teacher track progress effectively

Nicola Clark found Earwig:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    All online no need for paper work
  • Does not save school money
  • Significantly provides school data
    All data is in an easy to use and accessable format
  • Significantly improves school processes
    easy to access data for use in teacher planning and on the school improvement plan
  • Does not significantly improve parental engagement
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Caroline Heathcote

Data Lead

Used Earwig for 0–3 months

Apr 2021

The team at Earwig have really supported Fountains to create a bespoke system to capture and record student progress. The Earwig software provides a range of features, such as their EHCP Framework, which allows for individualised student assessment and target setting. This makes it ideal for our SEND students.

Caroline Heathcote found Earwig:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Reduces time in compiling evidence, moderation and triangulation.
  • Moderately saves school money
    The cost is broadly comparable to other similar software.
  • Significantly provides school data
    Bespoke assessment frameworks improve efficiency when entering and collating data.
  • Moderately improves school processes
    Supports data analysis.
  • Moderately improves parental engagement
    We are not yet making full use of Earwig's functionality, which allows schools to share students' evidence with parents/ carers. However, this is something we will explore in the future.
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Louise Goodlip

Data Manager and Exams Officer

Used Earwig for 1-2 years

Feb 2021

It works well, offers everything we need. We've been able to add bespoke frameworks that fit around our pupils and their personalised needs

Louise Goodlip found Earwig:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Significantly provides school data
    Earwig means data is all in one place. Data can easily be retrieved at any time of the school year, for almost any cohort required
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Data collection and reporting to Parents / Governors has become much more streamlined
  • Slightly improves parental engagement
    This is new to us, we've not had a chance to properly review engagement yet
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Terry Stevens

Assistant Head - Quality of Education

Used Earwig for 1-2 years

Dec 2020

Yes - they have been brilliant in tailoring it to do what we need it to. It is not perfect yet, but it really does already meet our needs and I am confident that it will continue to improve as they really do listen and support our ideas and requirements.

Terry Stevens found Earwig:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    The ease in which you can add small bits of progress data and how this will then produce your report at end of the term / year.
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Significantly provides school data
    We can now collect and analyse data from our custom curriculum which we were previously unable to do.
  • Moderately improves school processes
    EHCP assessment and reporting. We also use it to store all other non curriculum assessments such as SALT and OT, as well as post our reports. We also use it to store evidence of our learning walks as its easy to add images to support PDF uploads = win
  • Slightly improves parental engagement
    We plan to use it by rolling out the app to parents but cannot comment on this yet. I am sure it will do!
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Aneta

teacher

Used Earwig for 3 months

Oct 2020

everything is in one place; no printing a lot documents; I don't waste time

Aneta found Earwig:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    no more printing for a lot of folders
  • Significantly saves school money
    printing
  • Significantly provides school data
    all information in one place
  • Significantly improves school processes
    pictures in one place
  • Slightly improves parental engagement
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Roger Hardy

Key Stage 4 Manager

Used Earwig for 3 years

Aug 2020

Work in progress, will be more useful as the data builds

Roger Hardy found Earwig:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Will be a useful end of term report writer and target setting
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Moderately provides school data
    Helps identify gaps in learning, rate of progress for different abilities
  • Slightly improves school processes
    Using photos as exemplar grading
  • Does not significantly improve parental engagement
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Sue

Principal

Used Earwig for 4 years

Jun 2020

It is easy to follow and allows for personalisation for individual students and can be linked to a personalised curriculum model

Sue found Earwig:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    It allows work to be entered once but personalised in a way in can be used for a variety of different purposes
  • Does not significantly save school money
  • Significantly provides school data
    It allows a meaningful record that tracks each childs individual learning adventure
  • Significantly improves school processes
    It allows all evidence to be kept centrally and used to evidence a variety of different purposes
  • Moderately improves parental engagement
    Those parents who use it well are able to add their contributions to a shared record of their childs learning
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Kerry Locke

Acting Assistant Headteacher

Used Earwig for 10 months

Jun 2020

We are really pleased with it so far, although we recognise we have more to learn and that we have not used Earwig to it's full potential yet

Kerry Locke found Earwig:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Easy to use & efficient
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Significantly provides school data
    We love the use of timelines to see progress and the use of the MAPP
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Faster and more efficient than previous methods
  • Slightly improves parental engagement
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Kerry

Head teacher

Used Earwig for 3 months

Jun 2020

Its easy , convenient and the set up is professional and supportive

Kerry found Earwig:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    it reduces the amount written in the daily diary
  • Does not significantly save school money
    not yet
  • Does not provide school data
    we don't use it for data yet
  • Moderately improves school processes
    we can communicate more effectively with families
  • Significantly improves parental engagement
    they tell us and show us wat the pupils are doing helpful especially for non verbal pupils
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David Gardner

Acting Deputy Headteacher

Used Earwig for 5 months

Jun 2020

the company have been very supportive, the assessment tool is able to give us what we want in one package and when we do need to adapt this Earwig has been able to support us.

David Gardner found Earwig:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    has allowed us to focus on child specific outcomes
  • Moderately saves school money
  • Significantly provides school data
    we are quite new to Earwig but the reports, tracking facilities, data analysis materials are really useful and will help us more in the future and will reduce workload as it will be able to be filtered
  • Significantly improves school processes
    it has allowed us to focus on child centred targets and also it is all in one place and easy to use
  • Slightly improves parental engagement
    we have not used this yet, but when we looked at this in training it will be a vital tool
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Emily Webster

Vice-Principal

Used Earwig for About 4 years

Jun 2020

Strategically and technically the team have worked with us to build and refine the software to suit our context. There is very good support and offer a number of workload reducing options.

Emily Webster found Earwig:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Has provided quick exemplars for moderation
  • Slightly saves school money
    Evidence is all online reducing need for paperbased evidence
  • Slightly provides school data
    In the process of adapting our systems so it will
  • Slightly improves school processes
    It is helping us refine our systems to bring everything together into one place
  • Significantly improves parental engagement
    It has bee invaluable during the recent pandemic especially
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Will Gant

Assistant Headteacher

Hall School, Norfolk Island

Used Earwig for 3 months

Jun 2020

We have found the company very easy to work with in terms of training needs and setting the whole system up. The design of the software is such that it has been possible to to be adapted to the needs of our school and those small adaptations were cost free. If we wanted to design our own framework we could, but there are so many frameworks already out there that the chances of us needing to do that are small.

Will Gant found Earwig:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    We are using the EHCP Outcomes to write I.E.P's and having the Framework in place to refer to and write medium term targets from, reduces the time our Teachers are using other software or paper records.
  • Slightly saves school money
    Earwig is competitively priced, so when we chose to sign up, it replaced the cost of out previous assessment recording and tracking systems.
  • Moderately provides school data
    We will not have any data to use for a while, but we are planning on using EHCP targets to track progress of the pupils, so along with other curriculum based frameworks, we will have a much better system and a more holistic approach to than we had before.
  • Moderately improves school processes
    With most of our processes being done within Earwig, processes have become far more streamlined and centralised.
  • Slightly improves parental engagement
    We didn't release this information to parents with our previous software and we are unsure if we will with Earwig.
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Carolyn Ellis-Gage

Head Teacher

Used Earwig for approx 2 years

Jun 2020

easy to use, responsive support team and efficient

Carolyn Ellis-Gage found Earwig:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Learning journeys are quick and easy with the online timelines
  • Significantly saves school money
    Money saved on paper resources/printing photos
  • Significantly provides school data
    Shows progress easily as well as gaps to be addressed. Shows trends and areas to focus on as whole school and groups.
  • Moderately improves school processes
  • Significantly improves parental engagement
    Parents can see day to what pupils have been doing, this is brilliant is pupils find communication difficult.
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Karen Barber

Head of Middle School/Assessment

Used Earwig for 18 months

Mar 2020

Earwig is a simple system that allows work to be recorded quickly and records can be used for multiple purposes without having to duplicate yourselves which saves time and money.

Karen Barber found Earwig:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Earwig allows us to provide and record progress and collect evidence against pupils academic and EHCP progress using just one system and entering information just once rather than using multiple systems and entering the same data multiple times.
  • Significantly saves school money
    As parents can log in and see what the children are doing either by photos and videos of pupils work or carrying out an activity, it saves us paper and printing when making paper year books/learning journeys.
  • Significantly provides school data
    Earwig has allowed us to track progress against EHCP targets using our own scoring framework.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Earwig allow us to show evidence for particular students just by a click of a button without having to collect files of evidence.
  • Significantly improves parental engagement
    As most of our students arrive on transport, we do not necessarily have that day to day contact with parents. Earwig allows parents to see what their pupils are doing in the classroom and as it has the feature that parents can make comments which are always positive and gives you a proud feeling as a teacher. At educational reviews, parents are always commenting on what they had seen on Earwig.
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Ian Norton

Head of Education

Used Earwig for since Jan 2017

Feb 2020

Earwig is by far the simplest, most efficient and effective platform we have encountered that captures all the evidence and assessment data we need.

Ian Norton found Earwig:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Capturing and evaluating evidence of learning simultaneously in Earwig has reduced the 'assessment' time and burden on teachers enormously.
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Slightly provides school data
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Earwig is a fantastic platform for information sharing between parents, teachers and professionals, without the need for endless meetings and lengthy reports.
  • Significantly improves parental engagement
    Parents love Earwig; it enables them to hold meaningful dialogue with their child when they get home from school.
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Catherine

Deputy Head

Used Earwig for 2 yrs approx

Feb 2020

Peter and Owen have been incredibly supportive of our schools efforts to improve things, yes at a financial cost to us but you are a business not a charity! Their response is most often really swift and always effective. I am confident that the impact will, in time, be a big one for staff workload in particular.

Catherine found Earwig:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Report writing-no impact yet but will be when embedded
  • Does not significantly save school money
    Not yet but hopefully in time print costs reduced, less paper used if we can open the platform to families
  • Moderately provides school data
    Again too early to say but the facility is there for the frameworks- what we will need now EHCP's may be the main evidence for progress is a way to have an overview year on year on IEP achievement across the whole school rather than just for individual pupils
  • Moderately improves school processes
    EHCP's WILL be easier in time-not yet though
  • Slightly improves parental engagement
    Not yet-we haven't opened to parents/families yet
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Jo

SLT

St Josephs, England

Used Earwig for 3 years

Feb 2020

Earwig is effective and efficient

Jo found Earwig:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Makes the admin more efficient
  • Significantly saves school money
    We save on printing and staff costs
  • Significantly provides school data
  • Significantly improves school processes
    It makes everything much smoother
  • Significantly improves parental engagement
    Our parents love Earwig
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