Tanya Parker
Tanya Parker

How do other schools define attainment?

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Following our last blog on the different ways that schools are demonstrating progress , we’ll now look at how they’re thinking about and reporting on attainment. Our insights are based on the conversations we’ve had with the 2,500 or so…

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What are other schools doing? Focus on progress

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We spend a lot of time talking to schools about their assessment systems and how they can be improved. While the conversations vary depending on each school’s particular set of circumstances, we often hear the same question: “What are other…

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Sharing progress with colleagues

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This blog is the last in our series on sharing assessment data. We’ve already looked at sharing with parents, sharing with pupils and sharing with governors. In this blog, we’re going to look at sharing assessment information with colleagues and…

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Sharing progress with pupils

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This blog continues our series on sharing assessment data. Last time, we looked at sharing with parents and now we’re going to move onto sharing with the group of people that teachers probably share the most with…pupils. If we look…

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Sharing progress with parents

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In its recently published action plan on teacher workload, the DfE recommends that any assessment data you collect should follow the principle of ‘collect once and use many times’. Our next few blogs will look at how this can be…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…