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Improving Progress 8; Avoid Perverse Incentives

The first unvalidated Progress 8 scores will be finding their way into schools shortly.  They will trigger a series of emotions.  Progress 8 will always be imperfect; no single number or grade can ever hope to fully express everything a school does for its pupils. Continue reading

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Analysing and Agonising Over Progress 8 #ThursdayThunk

The year’s started and there’s a more uncertain feel to it than most.  The new examinations system and associated point scores has produced the predicted turbulence, in reality and people’s minds.  Continue reading

When Memorising is Everything But Not Enough

The new linear A-level results will soon be announced; starting with linear GCSE English & Mathematics examinations the move towards students memorising large volumes of information, for public examinations, seems inexorable.  Continue reading

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#5MinMarkingPlan

It won't get your marking done in five minutes but will help your structure your marking so you and the students get the most out of it.

#5MinBehaviourPlan

Getting the behaviour of students right, in the class room, is the challenge for every teacher. This simple planner will take you through the main stages required to help you achieve a purposeful learning envionment

#Outstandingin10Plus10

Ideas and the thinking behind a professional development to help improve the quality of teaching and learning. Keep the learning tight, the lesson plan loose and focus on the learners

Planning to Get Behaviour Right: Research Plus Experience

The thinking behind the #5MinBehaviourPlan and our whole school approach to managing behaviour.

Education for Wisdom

Why the four knowledge dimensions (covering knowledge and skills) and a moral compass are at the heart of an outstanding education.

When Feedback Met Bloom

A look at the power of Feedback to students using Bloom's four knowledge dimensions

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