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…

Tanya Parker

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…

Jodie Lopez

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…

Jodie Lopez

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…

Jodie Lopez

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…

Jodie Lopez

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…

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…

Jodie Lopez

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…

Chris Scarth