Welcome to OneDotAll Help!

Here you will find some helpful guides to get you started with using the One Dot All software, along with some supporting documents to allow you to run the Institutions programme in your school. Please navigate around this help section using the menu on the left. If you have any feedback on this help portal, the One Dot All software, or you just need some assistance, feel free to get in touch with us at [email protected]

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Below is an overview of how the  programme and the One Dot All software should be approached.

Institution of Primary and Secondary Engineer Framework  

The following step-by-step guide will take you through the process of how to engage with the Institution of Primary and Secondary Engineers following attendance at your training course.  

Step 1 – School, Teacher and Student Administration 

Teachers can access https://onedotall.com/helpwhich will host related resources. Here you can access: 

  • this step-by-step guide; 
  • relevant user guides  
  • additional documents and resources to support the set up and running of the Institution in school. 

Getting Started and Adding Teachers 

If you are the Institution Lead Teacher, you will receive/have received an invitation to register to the Institutions software aapp.onedotall.com. Once logged in, Lead Teachers can invite other teachers to join the software via the My School>Teachers tab. If your Lead Teacher has not received an invitation to register to the software via email, please contact [email protected]. Please see “Teacher Onboarding” user guide 

Creating a Year Group and Classes 

We recommend you view the Creating a New Year Group and Creating a New Class guides before you proceed to add students. This will allow you to then allocate students to classes as you add them to the software. Alternatively, there is an option to create classes to add students to, during the student onboarding process. Please see “Student Onboarding” guide in the next paragraph 

Adding Students 

To register students for the Institution, teachers fill in the csv template for student year group uploads on the My School>Students tab and upload students to the Institutions SoftwarePlease note, students must be uploaded in year groups and therefore a separate csv file is required for each year group. Please see “Student Onboarding” guide.  

Teachers can access https://onedotall.com/helpwhich will host related resources. Here you can access: 

  • csv template for student year group uploads
  • Step 1.1 – Teacher Onboarding, Step 1.2 – Creating a New Year Group, Step 1.3 – Creating a New Class, Step 1.4 – Student Onboarding,

Step 2 – Student Membership Application

Once registered, the following must be completed in order for a student to become a member of the Institution: 

  • A STEM project of your choice (e.g. Leaders Award, STATWARS or Primary Engineer programme which are mapped to the Institutions Competencies). If you choose to create and run a project of your own, it must be mapped to at least 5 of the Institutions Competencies  
  • Creation and signing of at least 1 member document, highlighting what the Institutions means to them and their commitment to it. This could be in the form of a class shared ethos or mission statement, an Institutions community charter that sets out expectations of those involved, or coat of arms that represents via images and text what the class/group stands for. This may be similar to the school or class/group ethos and direction, which the Institutions will support. Most importantly, it should be meaningful to those involved.  Member document examples and templates have been provided for you in this guide to Student Membership Application Requirements. 

Details of these requirements can be found in the Student Membership Application Requirements guide. Upon successful completion of the requirements for membership, students will receive a membership certificate and the authorisation to use the post-nominal letters M.IPrimEng (Primary students) or M.ISecEng (Secondary students). 

Membership applications can be made at any time in the year, dependent on completion of at least one STEM project and signed member document.  

Teachers can access https://onedotall.com/helpwhich will host related resources. Here you can access: 

  • Step 2 – Student Membership Application Requirements, Step 2 – Member document examples and templates
  • Step 2 – Submitting for Group Membership user guide

Step 3 – Approaching parents, carers, engineers and creating your committee

A student-led committee will form the basis of the Institution of Primary and Secondary Engineers at a school level. With the support of teachers and engineers, the student-led committee will develop Institutions projects to engage students and embed the Institution into the life of the school.

An IPrimEng (Primary) and ISecEng (Secondary) Committee can consist of a range of stakeholders; we suggest at least one teacher, one engineer, one parent and multiple student members. Supporting documents; Committee Information, Strategy for linking with an engineer, Information for Engineers, and Letter to potential parent or carer engineers, can be found in the Commitees guide. These will help you understand how to set up a committee, as well as contact and engage with engineers, parents & carers.

Teachers can access https://onedotall.com/help, which will host related resources. Here you can access:

  • Step 3 – Committee Information, Step 3 – Letter to Potential Parent or Carer Engineers, Step 3 – Strategy for Linking with an Engineer, Step 3 – Information for Engineers
  • Step 3 – Requesting a Visit from a Professional user guide

Step 4 – Engaging with Your Committee

Your IPrimEng/ISecEng Committee should have structured meetings throughout the year; we recommend 4/5 1-hour long meetings, which will allow you to connect and engage with your committee members. These will range from a welcome meeting, planning meeting(s), progression meeting(s) and an annual review meeting. Further information on how to structure these meetings can be found in the Committee Meetings Information guide. You should keep records of each meeting using the Committee Minutes Template, which you can download from the Committee Meetings guideAs a student-led committee, it is recommended that students carry out the minuting process. 

We recommend that all committee members complete their relevant audit questions in one of the early meetings. This helps establish key information that will drive the committee, support discussions and allow a clear audit trail of progress through the Institutions. These documents can be completed at the start and end of each academic year by all or some of the committee members. You can download the audit question templates from the Committee Meetings guide.  

Teachers can access https://onedotall.com/helpwhich will host related resources. Here you can access: 

  • Step 4 – Committee Minutes Template, Step 4 – Committee Meetings Information, Step 4 – Engineer Audit Questions, Step 4 – Upper Primary and Secondary Student Audit Questions, Step 4 – Lower Primary Student Audit Questions, Step 4 – Teacher Audit Questions

Step 5 – Engage, Enjoy, Engineer

Once the committee is active and the project plans formulated, it is time to create and engage with the planned activities through the OneDotAll software and enjoy seeing engineering come to life in the school. This is a chance for students to fulfil their charter, mission statement or coat of arms. 

As well as planned activities, members should also be encouraged to take ownership of their own journey through the Institution and work on their own individual projects. This can later be used to evidence their engagement across the Institutions competencies and/or relevant curriculum outcomes. 

The OneDotAll guides contained in this help section will demonstrate how to create, manage and assess Institution projects. A Pedagogical Approaches document is provided in the Projects & Assessments section, and can be used to support the teaching of the chosen projects. This is only a support document; we encourage you to integrate these projects into your day to day teaching practices.  

Throughout the year, schools should ensure that the wider community are aware of the Institution of Primary Engineers and the exciting projects which are taking place because of it. This may provide more opportunities for the school to engage others and to share success in the community. To do this the School could: 

  • dedicate school assemblies for the student members of the committee to share projects and activities with the whole school; 
  • have an Institution of Primary Engineers notice board where the whole school can be kept up to date with current and upcoming engineering activities; 
  • share news and development through the current school newsletter or develop an Institution of Primary Engineers newsletter; 
  • publish information about the activities on the school’s website/blog; 
  • encourage local community members to present at school assemblies about their work. 

Teachers can access https://onedotall.com/helpwhich will host related resources. Here you can access: 

  • Step 5 – Pedagogical approaches
  • Step 5.1 – Creating a New Project, Step 5.2 – Creating a Project from an Existing Template, Step 5.3 – Assessing your Students

Step 6 – Monitor, Evaluate, Review and Renew

Schools can monitor and evaluate their progress throughout the year via app.onedotall.com. In the Annual Review Committee Meeting, members should come together to discuss the level of engagement with the competencies accomplished that year and how they plan to progress. A built in assessment feature on the software allows teachers to review the competencies and/or curriculum outcomes that have been delivered to different groups of children in the school. This will allow the less engaged areas to be identified and targets to be implemented for the subsequent academic year. It also allows schools to celebrate and evidence the breadth of skills the students are experiencing. We ask that at the end of each project, you review it, and if you feel it is suitable and effective, upload it onto the Institutions Market Place for other practitioners to use. The team will monitor projects on the Market Place regularly. At the end of each academic year you will be asked to complete a short survey, so that we can continue to improve what we offer.  

In the meantime, we would really appreciate to receive your feedback and stories! For any queries or suggestions on how we can make the Institution more accessible for teachers and students alike, please email [email protected]