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The statement bank contains an extensive list of statements which can be combined with your own free-typing and/or the statements added from the markbooks. The statement bank can be particularly useful for quickly adding statements for subjects that you don't record in the markbooks or in addition to this. These statements are organised by subject in NC14 and NC2000 alongside a 'general' bank to allow you access to a wide range of possible statements. It is also possible to edit the statement bank to create a specific set of statements for use in your school.
Adding a statement to a single pupil's report
From within the report editor, you should click the orange 'SB' icon next to either a subject or target report box to access the statement bank.
This will open a new window within which the statement bank can be accessed for the selected subject.
At the top of the Statement Bank screen you will see the relevant subject comment box. This may be blank, as it is here, or have statements in it that you have added or typed in already. You will then see some dropdown menus:
Select folder: This allows you to switch between different folders. By default, the folder that corresponds most closely to the subject you are working on will automatically be selected.
Sub Folder: This allows you to select a sub folder. The first sub folder in the folder will automatically be selected.
Level: This allows you to specify a level of comment you want to see. For NC14 these are organised by year for some subjects and by KS1, Lower KS2, Upper KS2 and KS3 for others. The first level will automatically be selected. If level is not available in the sub-folder you have chosen, you will only see 'General' in this dropdown.
Type: 'All' will automatically be selected, but you can choose to view comments that are relevant to 'Met', 'Almost' or 'Target'. If type is not available in the sub-folder you have chosen, you will only see 'General' in this dropdown.
When you have made your selections, the relevant statements will be shown at the bottom. These will be written as sentences personalised to the pupil's name and gender. Alternate statements are shown in black and blue so that it is easier to distinguish between them. To add a statement to the comment box, you just need to double-click the statement. The first sentence will be written with the pupil's name and subsequent sentences will you he or she.
When you have finished adding statements, you should press the 'Return' button. This will take you back to the report editor screen that you came from and the text will be in the relevant box. You will need to press the 'Save' button in order to save the comments that you have added.
Adding a statement to multiple pupils' reports
Load up the report editor for the subject and one of the pupils that you want to add a statement for. Click the 'SB' button to access the statement bank. Make the required selections to show the statement that you want to add. You should then click on this statement to select it, then press 'Add to Multiple Reports'.
A pop up window will appear and you should tick next to each pupil that you want to add this comment for. You will then need to select the relevant subject. The next step is to choose whether this is added to the main comment or target box in the pupils' reports. The statement will then be added to each pupils's report with name and gender words used appropriately for each child.