Jodie Lopez

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…

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Turning the deficit model into the achievement model

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As schools in England adjust to a post-levels world, there have been many in-depth discussions around what data and tracking should look like. We’re told that no one is expecting assessment data to look a particular way, but it’s important…

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Let’s get 2016/2017 off to a flying start!

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The Classroom Monitor team would like to wish all teachers, support staff and SLT a very warm welcome back. We hope you had a great summer holiday and are starting the term rested and relaxed. I thought it might be…

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National test/curriculum results analysis

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We have had a number of queries lately asking whether or not we have anything planned in terms of building in value added progress measures within Classroom Monitor this year. The simple answer is, I am afraid, no. Not because…

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Transition time is upon us!

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So your reports are written, the Interim Teacher Assessment Framework results have been sent, SATs have been sat (and fingers are all crossed ready for the KS2 results!), and the summer play rehearsals are well underway. What next? Well I…

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Making Assessment Inclusive

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We have been working over the last two years to help schools to move away from levels and to avoid recreating the culture of levels in their school. A lot of that work, particularly at our roadshows and in our…

Jodie Lopez

Half term holiday? You mean report writing week?!

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Yes it’s that half term holiday. The one which involves many (if not most) teachers sitting inside typing up reports whilst gazing longingly out of the window at the sun/neighbour’s BBQ/paddling pool and dreaming of August. Well we don’t think you should…

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Assessment Summary Updates

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We would like to thank you all for your feedback regarding the Assessment Summaries. We know that a large proportion of our schools are now using these to provide everything from target sheets for pupils to reports for parents. We…

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