Progress 8

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Progressing Progress 8

Progress 8 has been designed as a way of holding schools accountable for the quality of education they offer; it’s about school effectiveness and shouldn’t be viewed at an individual pupil level outside of this context.  Continue reading


Where’s Waldo?  Finding Your Progress Outliers and Underachievers

This month Waldo (known as Wally in GB) had his 25th birthday.  There are now numerous pictures with one red and white hooped sweatshirt and hat wearing bespectacled Waldo for you to find in the crowd.  It’s not easy but it’s great fun and very satisfying when you locate him. Continue reading

The Progress 8 Board and its Flip Side

Tom Sherrington’s reflection on his school’s Progress 8 scores is a fascinating read, Dissecting Progress. The Good, the bad and the ugly.  Last year Simon Eccles (@Head_stmarys), the headteacher at St. Mary’s, introduced me to the school’s new tracking board, based on students’ Progress 8 score. Continue reading

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