Tanya Parker

Here comes summer!

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While that title has probably got you thinking about beaches, sunglasses and relaxing with a good book, this blog is about getting ready for the bit before that – the summer term. With two-thirds of this academic year already under…

Tanya Parker

Data for Governors

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Governors have an important role to play as a critical friend to schools, and the relationship with the governing board is one that many school’s really value. Ofsted has often demonstrated that effective schools have effective Leadership and Management, of…

Tanya Parker

Easy tips for classroom based assessment

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Too often, assessment is seen as just another thing to do when you’ve finished the actual business of teaching. There is a danger in thinking about assessment as purely a way to gather data that enables tracking rather than as…

Tanya Parker

Time to re-focus on formative?

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Back in October last year, Justine Greening published a written statement which contained many welcome announcements about statutory assessment whilst also recognising a ‘need to now set out a longer term, sustainable approach’. It promised no changes to statutory assessment…

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DfE encourages tablet use with new scheme

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As budgets continue to be stretched, we know that any opportunity to save some money will be welcomed. In case you missed it last week, the DfE released news of a new scheme that’s being launched to help schools, academies…