Can I edit the aspects in the system?

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Yes. The framework within our system is completely customisable and can be tweaked, added to or changed entirely. Please be careful making changes if you already have forms in the system. If this is the case, it is always best to get in touch with our team to discuss the best way to make your changes.

To tweak an aspect currently in the system:

On the top menu bar, click ‘Administration’ > ‘Teaching and Learning Admin’ > ‘Framework’. Click ‘Edit’ on your chosen aspect to edit the name, aspect prompts and the form types that the aspect is linked to. You can also enable or disable an aspect here. When you’re finished click ‘Save’. If you’d like to edit the bank of evidence associated with that aspect click ‘View Descriptors’ and then click ‘Edit’ next to your chosen descriptor.

To add a new aspect you need to do the following:

On the top menu bar, click ‘Administration’ > ‘Teaching and Learning Admin’ > ‘Framework’. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and click ‘Add New Aspect’. Fill out the details, select which observation types you’d like to link the aspect to and then tick ‘Enabled’ followed by ‘Save’.

Once you’ve created the new aspect you can attach a bank of evidence to it by clicking ‘View Descriptors’. At first it will be blank and you’ll need to add tabs. You might want just one, or you might have two so that you can split your descriptors into Teachers and Learners. Create as many as you need and then, within your first tab, you’ll need to create columns. You may have just one column for a set of prompts that is not split into grades, or you may have four – one for each of the Ofsted grades as with our frameworks. Add as many columns as you need, and then start adding your descriptors to each column. Repeat this process for each tab that you have created.

For more detailed instructions on how to add a new aspect click here.

To delete an aspect you need to do the following:

On the top menu bar, click ‘Administration’ > ‘Teaching and Learning Admin’ > ‘Framework’. Click ‘Delete Aspect’ on your chosen aspect. A pop-up will appear asking ‘Are you sure?’. Click ‘OK’.

Note: When you delete an aspect it will become disabled rather than removed entirely. This is a built-in safety feature to prevent accidental loss of form data. To view aspects that have been disabled, scroll to the top of the table and put a tick in the box next to ‘Show disabled aspects’. To remove an aspect entirely you will need to contact one of our team.