About two months ago, my teaching and learning colleague and I discussed the relative strengths and weaknesses of our professional development (PD) provision. We have established two PD cycles per academic year were staff are able to select from a menu of CPD focus groups, meeting twice a term for 45 minutes (half of the proscribed department time that week). With CPD focus groups led .... Read more and bookmark.
Comment that’s passed my eye-line. When I talk to managers I get the feeling their important. When I talk to leaders I get the feeling I’m important. It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. – Lou Holtz Data is not intrinsically bad. Depends on how it is used. Like water, you can swim in it or drown in it. .... Read more and bookmark.
The release of 2014 KS4 data in Aspire may have been delayed a further week, there is still a lot to look forward to. In fact, the news of the delay came with a development roadmap. What will support schools An import function which will allow schools to update the pupils on Aspire, bringing them into line with the recent Autumn census and making the new intake’s benchmark data and KS2 .... Read more and bookmark.
MCQs get a mention in Glenys Stacey’s speech at the recent Westminster Education Forum A Level Reform event. We also found differences in assessment [comparable international qualifications], for example, the more prevalent use of sophisticated multiple choice items in assessment elsewhere. Here we find multiple choice less attractive, and associate it with lower demand – and yet we can .... Read more and bookmark.