Like many schools we are currently looking at the data from last year’s Year 2, 6, 11 and 13 cohorts via RAISE, FFT & ALPS. The various documents have reinforced where we need to put our improvement efforts to ensure current pupils’ future success. Invariably too much focus will be on the short term; success next summer. Continue reading
It’s great to be able to blog about how I’ve shared the stage with John Hattie, John Tomsett, Barry Hymer and the real David Cameron; more rhetoric than reality. Speaking at the same conference isn’t quite the same as sharing the stage but since I spoke in the same room I thought a bit of exaggeration for effect might be allowed. Continue reading
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to Dylan Wiliam or reading John Hattie’s work then you will see there is definitely a meeting of minds, the meeting of two great minds if truth be told. They both champion feedback as one of the most powerful ways of enhancing learning but are also very clear that this is not just any old feedback. Assessment for learning has now been so re-worked, abused and adapted we have probably lost sight of its real power and purpose.