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Bishop Creighton Academy

Onederful OneNote

Pupil engagement: “Children get through so much more work; using OneNote for example, or Teams they will return to their work out of hours and that's what we see that's transformational: they’re really taking ownership of their own learning.” Vicki Redhead, Principal, Bishop Creighton Academy, Microsoft Customer Stories


All of our Upper Key Stage Two classes effectively teach the majority of their daily lessons via OneNote. We see the impact this personalised learning is having on both the ability to flip learning, increase levels of pupil engagement, provide swift and effective feedback and extend opportunities for learning beyond the school day.

OneNote is an online digital notebook in which work is organised into sections and pages. Children record their learning in their own personal OneNote, but also have access to teacher models and lesson resources from the content library. The Collaboration Space allows multiple pupils to work collaboratively at the same time on a single document. OneNote allows the children to type, digitally ink and highlight depending on what best suits the task, as well as insert online videos, Microsoft Forms, audio notes and images. 

Our Year 6 teacher & Digital Champion, Kayley Snell, has become a OneNote ambassador - she has shaped the use of OneNote within our classrooms and is now supporting the development of the use of OneNote beyond our walls to other interested schools within our Trust. Pupils that have been absent from school due to illness have accessed lesson via OneNote independently by choice. Parents have responded positively to the use of OneNote commenting that this enables them to become more involved in their children’s education. All our teachers recognise whole-heartedly how time saving OneNote is – time savings that are being used to increase pupil learning; no longer is time wasted on administrative or lower value tasks such as photocopying/sticking work into books etc.