This NEWSLETTER is a very special one, as in it I seek to lay out some solid foundations and guidance on how school leaders might usefully be reviewing their existing policies for ASSESSMENT to ensure that they make the most of the opportunity … [Read more...] about How do we ensure the assessments we make this year REALLY support the children’s learning?
The thinking that now dominates expectations of the assessment of achievement originated in this statement first made in 2014 by Christine Counsell and Michael Fordham. At the time they were seeking ways to describe progress post 2014, when … [Read more...] about “The Curriculum is the new progress model” explained.
As August turns to September, and teachers approach a new academic year, there can be few who think it will be just like any other. The Pandemic changed all that with the enforced Lockdown since March and the inevitable closure of schools to many of … [Read more...] about Don’t forget the Transparency Lever to recovery!
Recovering the good learning habits and closing the gaps in their understanding. The start of the new academic year for teachers and pupils alike, will be like no other! Whilst “catching up” will undoubtedly be a priority in-year, the immediate … [Read more...] about Rebuilding the learning post C-19 Lockdown
RESET, RECOVER, REBUILD- a think piece for leaders in primary schools. With the new school year on the horizon, schools are looking ahead and planning how best to start what will be a unique academic year for all pupils, given the fact that the … [Read more...] about Reset, recover rebuild for 2020/21
Following the Government announcement (19.06.2020) that they are allocating funding for schools to provide catch up tuition in small groups to pupils over the next academic year ( See Inspir.ed blog of that … [Read more...] about Inspir.ed June 2020 Newsletter
In March 2020, almost without warning, life changed completely for all as a result of the Covid -19 Pandemic. The situation that ensued can only be described as "social disorder" as Lockdown Measures taken by the government came into effect, and the … [Read more...] about Post Covid-19- Moving into a Recovery Programme
Welcome back to a new term and a whole new academic year in which politicians are promising more money (again) and Ofsted have a new agenda for inspecting schools. Amanda Speilman is determined her changes will have the impact that she envisions, … [Read more...] about 2019/20 New Year New Challenges!!
Newsletter September 2019 I am again looking forward to the new academic year and the challenges the new OFSTED approach to inspection of schools will bring! As always I hope that local schools will continue seek my support in developing all … [Read more...] about How’s your Curriculum Leadership??
4th September 2018 Today my elder grand daughter , Alice, will experience her first day in Reception. She was born in March 2014, the year that the “new” National Curriculum came into being in September. When she was three months old I was asked … [Read more...] about A plea from the heart! (For all the children starting school this September.)