Ofsted’s recent Road to Damascus moment that school’s internal data might not be the most reliable has a lovely irony associated with it; more so given their slightly odd proposals for work scrutiny. Coming to a blog near you, very soon will be a school leader extolling the virtues of their data-free school. Continue reading
It has taken time but I sense some of the fog is clearing in the post-levels World. The title is a simple statement I make when speaking at various conferences about assessment; you could almost see the penny drop with attendees. Far too many schools replaced levels with something that looked like levels and was equally as flawed and meaningless. Continue reading
When it comes to feedback, there has been lots of blogs about feedback to pupils – written and verbal and in lesson responsive teaching. There have been fewer about how feedback can help improve an aspect of a teacher’s classroom practice in terms of their subject pedagogical knowledge.