Measuring and Improving Mental Health and Well-being

Motional Version 1.1

We now officially have a version number for this update – 1.1! For the geeks amongst you, we will be following semantic versioning┬áprinciples. This will be important in the future, but for now all you need to know is that we’ll be updating things regularly, and you’ll know which version we’re on because it’ll show … Continued

Getting ready for GDPR

With just 1 month left until GDPR comes into effect, I thought I’d give you all a quick update on where we are on our journey to compliance. I was at a conference recently which focussed on GDPR and data security. Exciting stuff! Here are two interesting quotes I wrote down: “Compliance is a journey, … Continued

Dummy Participants

I’ve added a “Dummy Record” option in the Participant Taxonomy section of the Participant Profile. You can select this on Participant records you set up that you’re using for training, demos, or any other reason where it’s not a real child. I’ve added this for future functionality where you’ll be able to filter the list … Continued

Advanced Notice – going down Wed 31st Overnight

We’ll be putting the site into maintenance mode at 8pm on Wednesday 31st Jan so that we can push Programs from our development site to this live site. You won’t be able to access the site until the morning, so take a night off – you deserve it!

New Support System

I’ve updated the support system. You can still email, and now you’ll see a pink circle in the bottom right corner of the screen. If you click on that you’ll be able to send us a message anytime. Soon the library will be accessible from there as well. The reason for the change was … Continued

School Year Calculation Updated

I’ve just updated the way we calculated school year. I think we were bumping everyone up a year by mistake, so that should now be fixed. If you notice that any of the school years listed for your students are still wrong, please do let me know! It would be useful to know DoB, what … Continued

How does the support system work?

As you may have already discovered, you can contact us anytime on, or through the support portal at I thought I’d write up how this system works so you know what goes on behind the scenes, and how you can get the best out of it. I’m quite proud of it, and I … Continued

Do you collect UPN Numbers?

Yes, we do (now). I’ve thought long and hard about using UPN numbers and poured over this DfE document several times looking for answers. When Motional first launched we weren’t collecting UPNs. My reasons were that we didn’t have authority to ask for them, and therefore it wouldn’t be lawful to hold them. I’ve changed … Continued

Terms and Conditions

Motional Website Terms and Conditions Introduction The following are the Terms and Conditions for the Motional website, owned and operated by Steps Along The Way Ltd. Steps Along the Way is a company registered at Companies House with an address of 5f South Hams Business Park, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 3QH and Company number 10980863. For … Continued