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My RAG123 marking experiment

<b>My RAG123 experiment (with a huge nod to @ListerKev</b>)<p>There are more educational blogs than there are grains of sand on all the beaches on Earth – Carl …

A Frenzy of Marking: 'Progress Over Time'

The first half term of the school year has seen us embark on a newer emphasis on 'progress over time' and a need for students' exercise books to be …

The Marking Frenzy Is Punishing Teachers Across the Country! by @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>How can we reduce the workload-<i>frenzy</i> of marking for teachers?<p>As ‘progress over time’ becomes the new <b>vogue</b> for judging the …

Getting Students’ Hands DIRTy

<b>Making feedback work.</b><p>A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to take part in a professional development programme linking several schools in …

Marking; keep it simple

Your lesson has a lesson objective or WALT, outlining the generality of the lesson, with a "so that", in some cases, to clarify the learning …

15 Minute Forum – Closing the learning gap with homework

The 15 minute forum tonight was led by maths Deputy Leader, Sam Down. Our maths department are very successful – and are always looking to do things …

More on marking

It appears marking has replaced progress in lessons as the latest pressure point for teachers. I first wrote about marking overload a year ago and …

Education Panorama (November '14) by @TeacherToolkit | TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 9 minutes<p>A compendium of what’s being going on in the education sector over the first half-term of the academic year …<p>For this blog, …

Targets, Learning Gaps and Flight Paths

For many of us #SLTChat on a Sunday evening has become an addictive part of the weekend. It is often an action packed and adrenaline fuelled …

Assessment in the new National Curriculum – what we’re doing

Earlier in the year I blogged about the removal of levels from the national curriculum. I ended that post daunted by the prospect of designing an …

The problem with progress Part 1: learning vs performance

What’s more important? Learning or progress?<p>Take that progress! We want learning<p>We’ve known since the publication of Ofsted’s Moving English Forward …

KS2, KS4, Level 6 and Progress 8 – who do we appreciate?

In 2016, secondary schools will be held accountable to a new set of measures including Progress 8 and Attainment 8. These measures were announced in …

Assessment Without Levels – An Opportunity for Growth

When the Government announced that KS3 levels were going to be scrapped, the reaction was mostly one of relief. Many people agreed that levels had …

Assessment in the new national curriculum – next steps

My original post “Assessment in the new national curriculum – what we’re doing” remains one of the most popular on this blog. Here I will outline how …

TES Community

Welcome to TES Community. If this is your first visit don’t forget to read the how to guide. Submit your first post here and let everyone know that …

Leadership Issues | teacherhead

⋅ July 13, 2018 ⋅ 1 Comment<p>One of the great joys of my current work as a travelling education consultant and teacher trainer is that I get to meet …

Five Critical Conditions That Encourage School Improvement

Commentary<p>By Heather Zavadsky<p>People often ask me what I’ve learned in 20-plus years of studying districts that have successfully lifted up …

The 7 Things Top Leaders Do, by @MaryMyatt

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>This post answers the 34th question from my TeacherToolkit Thinking page of Thunks.<p><b>Thunk 34:</b> The 7 things top leaders do, by …