Curriculum customisation is available to all schools on a subscription basis. To customise an existing framework you will need to be logged in as the school admin user.
Clicking an 'Edit' button or the 'Create new' button (subject only) on the subject search screen will take you to the Subject Details screen. From this screen you can edit the details of a subject as explained below:
Subject Name: This is the subject name that will appear in all areas of Classroom Monitor including reports. Subject name should be unique for the curriculum it is in. You can edit the text to meet your requirements.
Curriculum: This will show the curriculum that the subject belongs to. Selecting a different curriculum from the dropdown menu and pressing 'Save changes' will move the subject to that curriculum. There is also a button above this box where you can add a new curriculum if you choose. If you add a new curriculum, the subject will be assigned to this.
Parent/ Child Subjects: In Classroom Monitor, subjects can be 'single' subjects or they can be organised into 'parent' and 'child' subjects if you wish. For example, the parent subject 'English' may have two child subjects 'Reading' and 'Writing'.
Whether a subject is single, parent or child will affect how it appears in Classroom Monitor.
- Single subjects: Have no parent and no child subjects. Single subjects have a score in the attainment and progress area for tracking purposes. They can also appear as markbooks if objectives are assigned.
- Parent subjects: Have one or more child subjects and no parent subject. Parent subjects have a score in the attainment and progress area for tracking purposes but their scores are made up of the mean ability levels of their child subjects. Please be aware that this will not calculate a mean for subjects with mark ranges or percentage scores. They cannot appear as markbooks so objectives should not be assigned. In practice, there is no reason to create a parent subject with only one child.
- Child subjects: Have one parent subject and no child subjects. Child subjects have a score in the attainment and progress area for tracking purposes. They can also appear as markbooks if objectives are assigned. The score of a child subject contributes to the score in the parent subject but the parent subject does not affect the child subject score.
If you want a subject to be a single subject, then you do not need to make any changes in the parent or child subject areas on this screen.
To designate a subject as a child subject, you should select the Parent subject from the dropdown.
To add child subjects to a parent subject, you should click in the Child subjects box. This will bring up a pop up window which you can see in the image on the right.
Any existing child subjects will be shown on the right hand side where you can see 'History' in this image. (If you clicked on history, you would be given the option to remove it as a child)
To add a new child subject, you tick next to its name and press the 'Add to Subject' button. Pressing 'Done' when you have finished.
Sequence Number: This concerns the order that the subject will appear in the curriculum when viewed within all areas of Classroom Monitor.
If you click in the sequence box, you will see the window shown in the image on the left. You can change where the subject is positioned by clicking on the radio button next to it and pressing the 'Up' and 'Down' buttons.
You can also change the order of any child subjects within the parent subject in the same way.
Status: You can set the status of a subject as inactive if you do not want it to appear in Classroom Monitor.
You will need to make sure that you press the 'Save changes' button before leaving this screen if you have made any changes that you want to be applied.
At the bottom of the screen you have the opportunity to view and edit the Advanced Options if you choose. In most cases you will have no need to change these but please visit the Subject Details Advanced Options page if you need more information.