Jodie Lopez
Jodie Lopez

SATs prep – work smarter not harder

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Now that the Easter break is over (NOOOO! Give me back the chocolate!), it is time for the last few weeks of preparation for SATs. Not a teacher’s, or parent’s, or pupil’s favourite time of year, but a necessity nonetheless….

Jodie Lopez
Jodie Lopez
Jodie Lopez

The SEND Assessment Challenge

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Assessment is never easy. Not because adding the assessment into Classroom Monitor isn’t easy (obviously!), nor because uploading evidence isn’t easy (have you seen our free app?!). It’s tricky because all anyone really wants to do is the best for…

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Ofsted myths: let’s break some old habits

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Is it time to plan some New Year’s resolutions? In our recent Have you embraced your new found freedom? blog we talked about the opportunity that schools have been given to do what’s best for their students, and not just…

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Progress data: balancing the traditional and the new

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Many schools have asked us recently if it’s OK to still use “traditional” methods like points progress when looking at their data. Classroom Monitor does still support you with this. Our blog this week looks at the choices you have of using…

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Have you embraced your new found freedom?

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On Saturday 5th November I attended the Learning First conference in Sheffield. A grassroots movement which focuses on life after levels, the conference hosted a huge array of speakers from academia, schools, MATs and more. One person in particular who…

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Have you recreated levels?

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That’s a tricky question to ask, isn’t it? Now that the new curriculum is becoming more embedded and we know what the end of Key Stage assessments look like (let’s assume Justine Greening doesn’t change her mind and everything does…

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Rochford Review final report: first response

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If you’re working either in a SEND school or a mainstream setting with even one pupil with SEND then, like us, you’ve probably been eagerly awaiting the Final Report of the Rochford Review. Led by Diane Rochford, it looks at…