Professional Development – SEN

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Today I received a surprise reminder via Outlook. It was a reminder asking me to reflect on the SEN INSET day. A few seconds past and then an “oh, I remember,” acknowledgement followed. I set a reminder to see how effective the training had been and how well I had incorporated and embedded my notes into my practice. I can not even remember the exact session title, I can tell .... Read more and bookmark.

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Closing the Gap – update

Mind the Gap sign on the edge of a London Underground Tube station's platform

Last year, during one of our Ofsted support visits, Jonathan Palk shared a useful using piece of procedural analysis advice. When taking a broad view of your schools achievement data, build a picture of the school starting with the pupils cohorts, moving to the headline measures. Our Senior Leaders have taken on that advice when presenting to Governors, Academy visitors and staff groups. .... Read more and bookmark.

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Big, bright and data

We have taken a very simple English and Maths spreadsheet and blown it in our staff room for all our staff to see. On the Y axis, Maths working at grade, on the X axis, English working at grade. Each ID card shows the pupils photo and their KS2 Maths and English grades. Each term we simply update the pupils position. It got me thinking, what would a similar chart look like for 3 Levels of .... Read more and bookmark.

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What % of outstanding schools have below average ability intake?

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What percentage of outstanding schools have below average ability intake? It is a good question, isn’t it. What percentage of Outstanding schools have below average ability intake? Without the limitation of 140 characters “What percentage of Ofsted Outstanding rated schools have a below average intake?” If you follow the link through to the tweet, you will see Paul’s Ainsworth .... Read more and bookmark.

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