WCBS & Review365: helping schools improve staff performance
24/06/2019 15:50:57 | WCBS & Hable
We are delighted to announce that Hable’s Review365 has become one of WCBS’ partners.
Review365 is an app built by Hable, to help our Office 365 schools move the staff appraisal process online. It will help schools that offer world-class education to improve staff performance and collect valuable data, whilst reducing the admin overhead for both your staff and your managers.
How it works
Before the annual review process begins, staff are given a clear set of competencies, skills or behaviours which they will be measured against. This helps people understand exactly what is expected of them in their current role, or in the next one, if they have ambitions for promotion. For the leaders in your school, it removes ambiguity and gives real focus to the “have you had a good year?” conversation.
Let staff self-assess using their simple online tool, populated with the specific competencies for their role. Give leaders an easy way to view performance of an individual, a team, or the whole organisation.
Review365 is a web app, which will launch from the Microsoft’s Office 365 “waffle” (aka the App Launcher). It will be deployed into your school’s existing Office 365 tenancy and the data will all be stored in Azure.
Users will therefore not need a new username or password, as their Office 365 account will be used for authentication.
The perfect fit
WCBS and Hable share very strong values to support the most successful schools in the world to provide world-class education. Review365 is the perfect fit to improve staff performance with the collection of valuable data for those schools who already use WCBS management information systems. Hable as a company, help schools make sense of their IT strategy in and out of the classroom. This experience and knowledge brought them to start a collaboration with one of their customers (JESS Dubai) and build an app to help schools achieve organisational effectiveness.
During the last 35 years WCBS has worked with many schools from Pre-Prep to Sixth Form, in the UK and internationally.
When Hable started talking about joining WCBS’ Partner Programme, they immediately saw how this could be an incredible opportunity for Review365 to help the hundreds of schools around the world using WCBS systems move their appraisal process online with the app.
"Review365 allows you to look at the key teaching competences and focus on teacher improvement and development, not just on results." Mark Reynolds, Hable CEO & Founder.
The need for appraisal
In every great organisation, the most valuable asset is its staff. This is particularly true in schools, where the quality of teachers defines the value of the school. It is fundamental to be able to identify how to assess, motivate and develop your talent with the use of data.
In Review365, the appraisal process will look like this:
- Staff members (the Appraisee) self-assess against a set of competencies
- The Appraiser (manager) rates the Appraisee against that same set of competencies
- The Appraisal or review meeting is used for moderation, which is all tracked online
- Schools use the data to identify training needs and manage performance
Our app is pre-populated with competency grids developed with JESS Dubai. If you already have your own competency framework, then we can simply upload that into Review365.
"This is an incredible opportunity for our customer schools to have a clear overview of all the positive staff attitudes and behaviours that they want teachers, school leaders and school support staff to develop and master." Neil Butcher, WCBS Product Director.
Get in touch
Contact the Hable team to book a free Review365 demo! They can offer demos of the app through Microsoft Teams and discuss how Review365 can integrate with your existing Office 365 tenancy.
Visit Review365 website
Read about the Journey to Review365 with JESS Dubai
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