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Your school's home for personal development

didbook is where teachers, school leaders, parents and learning partners work together to support every student's learning and personal development journey.
School Leaders

One place for students to reflect & record, share & showcase their personal development journey

Reflect & Record
Students create reflective entries in didbook Applications (with text, photos and files) to record their achievements, activities and aspirations.

Share & Showcase
Students' didbooks are shared with their teachers who can then support and guide students on how to improve their didbook entries and better showcase their achievements.

didbook Applications for Students

The presentation, features and categories in each didbook Application provides scaffolding and encouragement for students to reflect holistically on their personal development.

My Future

Capture and explore aspirations, highlighting the links between choices today and opportunities tomorrow.


Basic building blocks of Education Identity: My Profile and (UCAS compatible) Personal Statements.

My Targets

Create and manage smart personal and learning targets that can be accessed anywhere and any time.

My Subjects

Reflections on strengths, weaknesses, achievements and significant learning experiences per subject area.

My Showcase

Pull together the "best bits" from across their didbook into great looking (and printable) showcases

Health & Wellbeing

Achievements, activities and aspirations relating to personal, social, health and economic well-being.

Enrichment Diary

Capture, celebrate and develop wider achievement from both in and outwith school.

My Skills

Personal and learning skills achievements using existing skills frameworks or customised to your school.

My Character

Values, attitudes and character attributes that drive learning and motivate personal development.
School Leaders

Discover, nurture and celebrate how students understand and express their learning and personal development journey

Looking at students' didbook entries is a convenient way for teachers get to know their students better - resulting in better learning experiences and better tutoring.

Teachers can discover:

  • what students feel about their progress and achievements in learning and life
  • how well they can understand and express their Education Identity
  • their aspirations for the future and what they're doing to get there
  • the holistic impact of their teaching: what made it into didbook?

Teachers add comments to didbook entries and use their new-found student knowledge to inform their teaching and nurture personal development.

Teachers can help students to:

  • identify achievements and skills they may have overlooked
  • improve the quality of thinking and expression of their achievements and Education Identity
  • make learning more engaging by relating it to each student's  interests and aspirations
  • see the connections between their learning, their Education Identity and their future.

Through didbook, students share and showcase all kinds of achievement: giving teachers new opportunities for positive reinforcement.

Teachers can celebrate:

  • previously hidden achievements from both in and outside school
  • 'soft' forms of achievement: such as effort, positive attitudes, skills and character development
  • the school's and their own contribution to each student's progress and Education Identity
  • the now visible contribution from parents, family & learning partners

didbook Applications for Teachers & School Leaders

User Dashboard

At a glance, see when and how users are engaging with didbook.

Improvement Centre

Access didbook related tutorials and resources tailored to your school.

didbook Insight

Measure progress for students, groups of students and your school as a whole.
School Leaders

Measure, improve and showcasethe personal development competence of your students and your school

The didbook Applications encourage students to create reflective didbook entries in all aspects of their learning and life - this means you can measure almost any area of school improvement.

didbook is consistent which means you can compare progress for individuals, groups of students, or your school as a whole. From this you can see the impact of your staff and learning partners.

didbook contributes directly to many school improvement agendas - such as target setting, capturing wider achievement and skills development.

It also captures and reinforces engagement with areas of school improvement it doesn't directly affect.

Measure previously vague improvement areas to set clear targets & expectations that focus and motivate your team.

From remarkable individual student entries to whole school didbook Insights, get new ways to showcase achievement - to help rally the troops, celebrate your team’s hard work and increase pride in your school.

Because this information is based on didbook entries created by your students, it is capable of withstanding robust scrutiny and more likely to impress governors or inspectors.

Strategic support from your assigned Education Identity Advisor

To help schools get the most out of the school improvement potential in didbook, we assign an experienced Education Identity Advisor to work with school leaders in each of our schools.

Together, we create relevant, simple and effective didbook strategies and bespoke didbook Insights tailored to each school's changing needs.

School Improvement

Here is a list of school improvement areas that didbook can help measure, improve and showcase.

Raising Attainment

Tracking & Monitoring

Add student-led tracking and monitoring evidence to your current teacher-led systems.

Student-Led Reporting

Combine or replace teacher produced reporting with student-led reports (to which teachers can add comments)

CfE Profiling

Take your profiling to the next level and get better profiles by supporting & tracking the process of profiling.

Learning Relationships

Parents as Partners

Engage parents in new ways and share responsibility for profiling and holistic personal development.

Learning Partners

See the impact of the work your learning partners have on your students and give useful feedback and direction

Better Tutoring

Take tutoring and mentoring to the next level - with more consistency, quality and more measurable outcomes

Learning Character

Independent Learning

Embed whole school learning strategies - such as BLP, Growth Mindset or your own learning character approach.


Meta-cognition and self-regulated learning facilitated and measured through didbook reflection.

Identity & Showcasing

Help students build positive self-images, personal identity and the ability to confidently showcase their best self.

Learning strategies


Track the SQA or your own skills framework for individual pupils or groups of students.

Health & Wellbeing

Track SQA H&W skills or your own framework. Measure & evidence SHANARI indicators.

Future Planning

Raise aspirations and ambitions with future planning everyone can see and contribute to.

Smarter Targets

Student led targets that can integrate and reinforce your school's current target setting programmes.

Work readiness

Track and reflect on work experience, employability skills and optimise student performance in interviews.

Smoother transitions

Ensuring profiling progress and success isn't lost in transition from P7 to S1 with the didbook Primary Pack.

Whole Education

Wider Achievement

Measure impact and build on your enhancement trips, clubs, assemblies and events.     

Personal Character

A tangible, consistent way to nurture and celebrate positive attitudes, the four capacities and attributes & capabilities.

Ethos & Culture

Measure, improve & showcase the mission, vision, ethos and culture of your school.         

Get in touch

Chat with an experienced Education Identity Advisor and find out more about how didbook can help your school.  

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