The creation of an agreed, whole school policy should be a collaborative effort rather than a task completed by an individual. To be effective the policy should be process driven rather than product orientated so that it truly reflects the values and … [Read more...] about Policy Creation
This paper seeks to embrace the different approaches that mastery demands, and to serve as a practical guide to those who understand a key basic truth; the “new way of doing things” requires a change in mindset and a subtle shift in attitudes and … [Read more...] about Planning the Journey towards Standards
The new curriculum and its proper assessment: From September 2015 all pupils in all year groups in Y1-Y6 became subject to the new National Curriculum. This is a STANDARDS BASED MODEL that will require different approaches to teaching and assessment. … [Read more...] about A brief guide for Governors updated 2016
This is a free download! In the quest for evidence of learners’ learning and teachers’ effectiveness, those responsible for both formal and informal reviews of teaching and learning in schools seem to me to be in danger of destabilising the … [Read more...] about Remarkable Marking!
The new National Curriculum 2015 is part of a programme of wider educational reforms planned in the UK at this time to increase pupil achievement and decrease performance gaps that continue to exist despite the best efforts of previous governments to … [Read more...] about Working and Learning in a Standards Based Curriculum
Model Draft Policy for Assessment, Recording and Reporting is a policy produced by a group of schools in Somerset so that they could trial the proposed new approaches in advance of September 2016. It is based on the Inspir.ed publication Principled … [Read more...] about Model Draft Policy for Assessment, Recording and Reporting
Your Curriculum Properly Assessed, suggests an innovative and creative approach to cross curricular “topic” work so popular in Primary Schools that raises the status to “enquiry based projects that fully engage the wider community in its children’s … [Read more...] about Your Curriculum Properly Assessed
Principled Assessment in a Standards Based Curriculum gives sound advice and guidance on all aspects of assessment, recording and reporting pupil attainment and progress in Primary Schools now that the old system of levels and average points scores … [Read more...] about Principled Assessment in a Standards Based Curriculum