May 2018

Curriculum

Being an effective maths subject leader

Every teacher will be familiar with the acronym WAGOLL but how does this relate to us as teachers? Whether you are just about managing or whether you are the equivalent of a maths Red Arrow, it’s worth taking a step back as the learning never stops. 

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Curriculum

Reading Planet World Book Day Competition!

Win an author visit to your school from storytelling pair extraordinaire Adam and Charlotte Guillain!


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Curriculum

Celebrate Safer Internet Day 2017

Today, we are joining together with hundreds of thousands of young people and thousands of organisations around the world to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children.

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Curriculum

How St John’s Catholic School are using Assessment Bank to stretch and challenge children in mathematics

St John's Catholic School used the maths questions in Rising Stars Assessment Bank with a group of 'more able' children in Year 6 in order to ensure more challenge.  Find out their thoughts and experience using Rising Stars Assessment Bank.
 

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Curriculum

Browse our online catalogue

Many schools will have already received their copy of the shiny new Rising Stars 2017 Catalogue. If you haven't yet managed to get hold of a copy, or you prefer to read online, you can now browse and share our full catalogue of resources by following the link below. 

Browse the 2017 Rising Stars Catalogue here.

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Assessment

Access arrangements guidance and videos

The DfE has published guidance for key stage 2 access arrangements. This includes three videos which demonstrate how to apply for early opening, additional time and timetable variations.

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Curriculum

Using Computing Assessment Tasks for formative assessment

Computing Assessment Tasks are now published! To celebrate the launch, we asked author John Woollard to tell us a little bit more about this exciting new resource and how it can support teachers in the classroom.   
 

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Assessment

Education Select Committee: second session

Thanks to Michael Tidd for the following article.

Following on from nearly 400 written submissions, and my own appearance last month, the Education Select Committee recently took further evidence from academic experts in assessment and data – and some common trends are arising.

This time, the evidence was from organisations such as Education Datalab, Ofsted, and the assessment experts of Durham and Cambridge Universities. The main strands of discussion focussed again on the impact of accountability – no surprises there – and it seems that the experts agreed with the classroom teachers by and large: it’s the high stakes that can cause the risks.

Becky Allen set out early on her view – as someone who deals with the data all the time – that we are making substantial decisions on what is always going to be rather fragile data in primary assessment. The limitations have long been known to teachers: the snapshot of test, the unreliability of KS1 data as a baseline, the small numbers of pupils. She echoed the point that has been made before that we really shouldn’t be making judgements of schools based on a single year’s data.

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Curriculum

Using Achieve to help support national test booster groups at my school

Thanks to Michael Tidd for this pre-national tests blog post all about getting the most of revision and practice in the months leading up to the tests! Read more »
Assessment

Education Select Committee - Primary Education Inquiry

In the first evidence session, held in December 2016, the Committee heard from teachers on the impact of primary assessment on teaching, learning and well being.

The second evidence session, held on 18th January 2017, focused on accountability measures, including the reliability of data, and the impact of assessment, as well as the design of the new tests and potential alternative assessment systems.

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