Done well, assessment can spark the deepest kind of learning. Yet narrow definitions of assessment persist in education. Mara Krechevsky and Tina Blythe explore how Project Zero is reimagining assessment and share examples of assessment practices that foster learning for both students and teachers.
The parents of disadvantaged children are the most difficult to engage but they must always be the priority! Caroline Kelly explains how the approach the issue in a large primary school in the Midlands.
Communicating with parents of disadvantaged children can be an ongoing challenge. Carolyn Kelly, Deputy Head Teacher shares ways to connect.
Wendy Casson, head of the largest PRU in the UK, describes how trying to understand the root causes of the presenting behavioural problems in emerging younger children has led to a huge drop in school exclusions.
Child File - The Graduated Response: making it effective in an early years setting - Part 2
Pershore High School developed a scheme of Learning Ambassadors to provide structured feedback to teachers on their lessons. It led to a wider student research project on how teachers could improve student engagement and learning.
Brian Lamb examines why parents should be at the centre of good school practice on SEND if you want to improve attainment and outcomes.
There is, sadly, no simple recipe for success in life. But every day we understand more about what the influencing factors are.