HMI - SCHOOLS AND EARLY YEARS
Mesma helps UK schools and early years providers be inspection-ready at all times

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate in The UK

Are you inspection-ready?

Mesma helps school leaders to manage and coordinate a meaningful approach to self evaluation and development planning. All maintained early years providers and schools are subject to inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Demonstrating a robust, ongoing process to self evaluation and development planning is a key feature of those who are considered to be good or better by Ofsted, ETI, Education Scotland and Estyn.

Benefits of Using Mesma

  • Flexibility in set-up to meet the needs of every organisation - early years providers, schools and local authorities

  • Whole organisation collaboration to self evaluation

  • Accountability for improvement activities beyond one individual

  • Visibility of self evaluation and improvement plan in real-time

  • Time and resource saving by reducing paper and email communication

  • Confidence that your evaluation is in line with latest Inspectorate guidance

Schools Success Stories

Mesma Features

  • ACCESS

    Use the Mesma application anywhere you can get online with a desktop pc, laptop or tablet. Secure Microsoft data centres serve with 99.9% guaranteed uptime.

  • SELF EVALUATION

    The ability to create self evaluations in specific subjects, key stages and the whole organisation.

  • IMPROVEMENT

    Game changing Improvement Planning; Mesma will change what may currently seem like a paper exercise into real improvement activity within your organisation.

  • DOCUMENTS

    All your quality assurance documents and evidence sources are held in one central space to access and link to your evaluation with ease.

  • PROGRESS

    View progress against improvement plan activities and identify key areas that require improvement.

SELF EVALUATION

Mesma allows you to demonstrate a robust approach to involving your team in the self evaluation process and gives you the confidence that your evaluation is in line with the Common Inspection Framework in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the National Performance Framework in Scotland.

A step by step template – it default it to the inspectorate framework that’s relevant to you – takes you and your team through completion of your evaluative report from writing an evaluative statement, capturing key strengths & weaknesses and grading. Mesma allows you to customise the areas you wish to evaluate against and allocate specific areas of the process to members of your team whilst you have the ability to oversee progress at a glance, provide online feedback on submissions and control timely completion of the final report.

You can generate activity directly from areas of your self evaluation to feed into the improvement plan and cross-reference with other areas of your provision with ease.

The Mesma improvement plan allows you to link it with your self evaluation with ease, allocate activities to key personnel in your organisation and collectively monitor progress without the need for wasting time chasing updates.

If your self evaluation report is your balance sheet then your Improvement Plan is your profit and loss account; a reflection of your current state and future capacity to improve. Yet for many early years providers and schools the process of linking the two together can be cumbersome and time consuming. The time is swallowed up with report writing rather than making change a reality. Mesma makes the linking of areas of your report to actions on the improvement plan easy with its ability to create actions from a subject area and cross-reference it with others.

As part of your improvement planning process you can allocate actions to members of your team, set deadlines, report on progress and capture desired & actual impact. It is designed to make self evaluation engaging and give ownership for improvement to a number of different people across your organisation, engaging not only staff but governors in the process.

IMPROVEMENT PLAN

DOCUMENTS

Mesma gives you the confidence that all quality assurance documents and evidence sources are held in one central point to share amongst staff and governors as well as linking to evidence to your evaluation with ease.

Keep all of your relevant reports, policies, quality assurance processes and evaluation reference documents in one easy to access filing cabinet. As Mesma is a web-based application you have the confidence that these can be accessed from anywhere.

The documents space has the addition of user permission levels so you can control who sees what and policy scheduling to alert owners when a review needs to be undertaken.

Mesma enables you to view your improvement plan or to show your self evaluation report as a RAG report to identify key areas that require improvement.

You can also download your self evaluation report and improvement plan into Word or Excel format where needed.

Mesma overcomes the challenges standard word-processed documents creates by ensuring your improvement plans are utilised throughout the year to develop your organisation. It achieves this by providing you with reports that allow you to oversee delivery against actions and filtering based on what you want to view.

PROGRESS VIEW

FLEXIBILITY
Flexibility in set up and configuration
Before you use Mesma, you can set-up your own user accounts and most importantly, allocate areas of the SAR and improvement plan to people in your organisation to own. You can add your own guidance for your team to help them to complete it and store key documents for them to refer to so you know they are looking at the most up to date source. You can even change our template headings if you would prefer alternatives to suit your organisation.
HELP
Help & Guidance
Mesma has a built in Help function that directs you to the appropriate sections of the Common Inspection Framework. Our specialist team have added in additional guidance that we know will help you to make your SAR the best it can be. You also have the ability to add in your own guidance, bespoke to your organisation that will give invaluable support to your employees. Our support service means that if you have a burning question, you can get in touch and we’ll do all we can to help.
SECURITY
Confidence in Security
Mesma is hosted in the Microsoft Windows Azure data centres in Western Europe, the same highly secure ISO 27001 compliant environment that hosts other Microsoft online services used by millions of people every day, such as Bing.com, Office 365, Hotmail and Xbox Live. Using the latest physical and biometrical security measures, access to the data centre is granted to a small number of highly qualified Microsoft infrastructure professionals. All servers are actively monitored 24x365 to identify any attempted security breaches so your data is kept safe and secure.

Clients

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, ANSWERED.

How will Mesma benefit our organisation?

Mesma will provide you with an online solution that allows you to coordinate  the development and management of your self evaluation and improvement plan with ease. We promise you, you’ll never go back to word processing it again.

How do I subscribe?

There are a few ways you can do this.

You can arrange a demo (by webinar or in person) either by telephoning us or via the request form on the website.

You can have a free 3 day trial to have a look around the application in your own time before making your decision to buy. The simplest way to do this is via this website. If you click on the ‘free trial’ button it will ask you for some simple details. We will then email you the link and your login details for Mesma.

If you like what you see without the need for a demo or a trial you can purchase Mesma directly from the website or by calling us.

Are there any hidden charges?

No, none. For a limited period we are providing set-up support and training free of charge. The pricing structure you see on our prices page are exactly what you will be charged (excluding VAT). The minimum term for subscriptions is 12 months. If you subscribe over a 24 or 36 month period we will fix the price for you for that period.