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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.

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FFT Aspire Higher


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.

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MCQs get a mention from…


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.

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