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Don’t Throw the Baby Data Out with the Bath Water

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

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Assessment: It’s a Curriculum Not a Data Issue

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

The Missing Feedback Link #GreatTeaching

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.

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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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