For Schools

Supporting children by enhancing communication between pupil and teacher, securely.

Mind Of My Own apps cater for pupils as young as four years old, including those with additional educational needs and older pupils up to adulthood.

We co-produce our apps with children, helping empower them to have their say on things that are important to them. Find out how both our apps are enhancing communication between pupil and teacher in schools throughout the UK.

We were up and running with Mind Of My Own in a matter of days, no installation and very straightforward implementation for my busy staff. Already we are gaining valuable insights into children’s experience that we didn’t have before. Headteacher, St Mary’s Academy

What is included for schools

  • Unlimited pupil and teacher accounts
  • Immediate onboarding
  • Comprehensive online training videos for teachers
  • Telephone and email support in core business hours

 

The benefits for your school

  • Trusted and proven apps used across the British Isles and overseas
  • The ability to detect and intervene early in pupils’ difficulties
  • Removing some of the barriers to pupils’ readiness to learn
  • Unique insights into the lived experience of your pupils, including their wellbeing
  • Improving attainment, especially among some pupils who struggle
  • Helping you understand better and respond to pupils’ behaviours
  • Aggregated data reports using appealing and easy to read charts and tables.
  • Available to pupils in over 100 languages and accessible for pupils with Dyslexia
  • Text-to-voice feature to support visually impaired pupils

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About the technology

  • Cloud native
  • Load tested and scalable to 1000’s of concurrent users
  • Accessible on any device that connects to the internet
  • Young person One app account available to download on iOS, Android & Google
  • Recite Me plugin included to enhance accessibility

Case studies from schools

 

Teacher Mrs B had a meeting with a pupil that was quite hard as contained a lot of traumatic information. The pupil then used One app, which gave her time to digest the information and enabled her to talk about her views, wishes and feelings. Just the act of structuring and communicating her thoughts offered her reassurance. The pupil was also able to use the app to prepare for a child protection meeting, stating that she didn’t want a particular person present. Mrs B was able to share this prior to the meeting, thus ensuring that the person did not attend.  The meeting was so much better for the pupil as she was able to get her views across.
Emma, aged nine years completed a My Education statement, in which she disclosed that she was upset about being bullied. The details of her statement gave a unique insight into the Emma’s lived experience at school and she was able to say in her own words what had upset her, which is so much more powerful and effective than a teacher speaking for her. The statement was shared with the head teacher, who was able to hear the authentic voice of the child.  Emma was listened to without judgment and was able to tell the truth. She is now feeling much better at school because her concerns have been addressed.
A nine year old pupil with additional learning needs found it very difficult to engage and refused to see anyone without his dad present. He would hide behind his dad rather than try and engage. Using Mind Of My Own, his teacher V sat next to him and they worked through Express together, with dad sitting away to one side. Working through Express was a great icebreaker and he started to open up about what he was going through. The boy seemed to appreciate that he didn’t have to look at his teacher, but could talk through things while focusing on the screen. He loved pressing the buttons! V was able to find out what his interests are, what he likes about learning and what he doesn’t like. Following use of the app they can now start setting goals for him and look to increasing the lessons he can attend in school. 

What pupils say

 

“I love Mind Of My Own. The apps have helped me express my feelings. Thank you!”

Zac, 8

 

“I find speaking in this way much easier It’s revolutionary”

Leanne, 15

 

“I finally found a way to to feel confident and tell someone what was happening to me. I got help”

Year 9 boy with Aspergers

 

“It got me thinking for myself. Very good app and very easy to use”

Shon, Year 7

 

“Mind Of My Own is a time efficient and effective way to collect and store children’s views”

Nasen

The original app that helps pupils express their views, wishes, and feelings, and teachers evidence them. One App contains carefully phrased prompts and questions designed to make conversations easier. It can be used alongside a young person, if you want to go through the app together, or the young person can open their own account and use it alone. One App:

  • Can be used to share good news, sort a problem, or prepare for an upcoming meeting
  • Lists previously written statements by each pupil allowing them and you to monitor their progress
  • Has an accessibility feature enabling use in over 100 languages, with text-to-speech option.

The second Mind Of My Own app, for pupils with additional learning needs and younger children. All children should have their voices heard. This is especially the case for those who are often overlooked. Express solves this problem. It is a co-designed, innovative and user-friendly app that helps children express their views, wishes and feelings in a fun way that’s easy for workers to understand and evidence. Express:

  • Uses expressive pictures, minimal text and affirming sounds
  • Has accessibility features that can be tailored to the needs of the pupil.

Start using Mind Of My Own for schools

Mind Of My Own can be used in school with any or all of your pupils. We would love to tell you more and answer your questions, so just fill out your details below and we will get right back to you.

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