Time Saving Tips For Lesson Planning

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Planning lessons and the use of learning resources is one of the big three workload challenges that teachers face. This is alongside marking and data management. There are ways to save time here, whilst also making sure that your lessons…

Is Marking A Waste Of Time?

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Ofsted has busted the myth about the type of marking inspectors want to see. They’re not interested in seeing large volumes of detailed marking, and they don’t mind what format or frequency your marking takes. So why do teachers often…

Benchmarking Performance Data in Multi Academy Trusts

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One of the challenges facing Multi Academy Trusts is finding an effective way for schools to communicate their performance data to the central team for benchmarking purposes. Each school will likely have its own curriculum model that they use for…

Chris Scarth

We’re Hot in the UAE!

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In just a short time, we’ve welcomed over 40 British UAE schools into the Classroom Monitor fold. We’re out there a couple of times each term, building up our expertise in the local curriculum, data and school inspection criteria that…

Tanya Parker

DfE Updates: Changes to Primary Assessment

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Last week saw a flurry of reports and announcements from the DfE around assessment. This included its response to the consultation on primary assessment in England and its feedback on the Rochford Review recommendations. If you haven’t had a chance…

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…

Tanya Parker

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…

Tanya Parker

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…