5 Ways Spellzone Helps Reduce Teacher Workload

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Do you spend a significant amount of time on administrative tasks such as data collection, marking, and lesson planning?

52% of teachers questioned in this 2022 Teacher Wellbeing Survey stated that workload was the main factor for increased stress at work.

Here are 5 ways schools can use Spellzone to help teachers reduce their workload: 

  1. Spellzone Assesses Each Student's Needs

    Spellzone uses the Spelling Ability Test to identify each student’s specific weaknesses and then creates tailored learning plans for them to work through at their own pace.

    Instead of spending time assessing each member of the class and trying to plan learning which is suitable for everyone, teachers can focus on supporting each student on their independent learning journey.  
  2. Spellzone Plans Each Student’s Learning Pathway

    Students can work on tailored pathways at their own pace on any device, in school or at home.  Each time a student logs on, Spellzone provides new work for them to complete. 

    Each lesson explains a phonics or spelling rule and Learn the Words activities keep students on track with minimal teacher intervention.
  3. Spellzone Marks All Work

    Spellzone marks all tests and a traffic light system prompts students to repeat course material if needed.

    Regular testing makes sure learning is always relevant and learning pathways are automatically updated. This means staff can focus on other areas of their work.
  4. Spellzone Makes it Easy to Create Resources and Plan Lessons   

    Spellzone includes thousands of pre-loaded word lists, covering a range of difficulty levels and subject areas, which teachers can adapt in a matter of minutes to steamline lesson planning. 

    Word lists can be used in a variety of online and printable activities both in and out of the classroom. 

    Teachers can save hours of work by bulk-setting tasks (such as weekly spelling tests for a term) in one session.  
  5. Spellzone Makes Collecting Evidence Stress-free

    When it comes to keeping track of student activity and attainment, Spellzone does the work for you. 

    Staff can view and download reports for an individual student, a class, or the whole school.

    Real-time data shows which students are logged in, even when they are working from home.

    A range of pie charts and graphs make it straightforward for teachers to keep track of student activity and additional easy-to-read reports provide a whole-school picture.

    Ahead of parents' evening and review meetings, teachers can print reports and also reset the Spelling Ability Test to gain an up-to-date understanding of a student’s level.

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11 May 2023
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"Thank goodness for Spellzone during this remote learning phase. The site is easy for students to navigate independently and they're really enjoying the activities and spelling games. You get an awful lot for your money with Spellzone. Really reassuring is the very prompt response with helpdesk queries. I've very rarely needed the helpdesk, but when I have, the issue has been addressed and sorted within a very short time."

Sarah Taggart, Oasis Academy Lord's Hill