The results provide a snapshot of where each pupil is, gives us a measurement of progress over time and automatically takes care of the moderation and standardisation we require. It promotes the sharing of best practice across the Trust.Academy Transformation Trust
GL Assessment provide Trusts with a range of nationally standardised ability and attainment assessments for consistency and comparability leading to no surprises. Whether your Trust is big or small, starting out or well-established, your Trust can benefit from central purchase savings through our assessments of ability, attainment and barriers to learning.
With over 35 years sector experience we can also provide a great deal of support and information to assist Trusts; from SSIF bid writing, through our MAT guides for ‘Getting started’ and ‘Growing pains’ to specific reports and assessment solutions that allow cross academy comparisons. Many of our assessments have been used in educational research papers supported through the Education Endowment Foundation and many other leading academic institutions.
When you sign up to working with GL Assessment there is a great deal of information and support available
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SSIF is open to teaching schools, multi academy trusts and local authorities to support building a school-led system. Applications must be supported by evidence that demonstrates why the proposed improvement approach is expected to drive up standards in schools. The £140 million fund supports a broad range of school improvement activities including, but not limited to, improving leadership, governance, teaching methods and approaches, and financial health and efficiency. You can see more details on the DfE website.
GL Assessment has already supported several SSIF bid projects, as a key partner in measuring impact and effectiveness. Contact us to learn more about the work we are already doing to support these projects, and how we can help with your application to this new funding stream.
How do multi-academy trusts (MATs) create a shared ethos and culture across their schools? Our Chief Executive Greg Watson argues that the key is to think centrally but work collaboratively. Download the article, or read it on the ASCL Leader website.
Due Diligence offers a critical appraisal of key information about an academy before a formal partnership is formed. One of the essential elements of the process is understanding the achievement levels of students and gaining an overview of attitudes towards attendance, attainment and the progress of students within the academy.
Our new Due Diligence Digital Assessment Solution provides Trusts and academies with a snapshot of a standard reading age and attitudes to learning within an hour. The Solution includes our digital assessments; New Group Reading Test (NGRT) and Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) survey.
Cross Academy Trust report enables a Trust to compare the assessment results of all academies within a Trust. With this information, you can:
As MATs grow, so do the potential headaches. We’ve enlisted the help of a number of MATs to share their experiences of assessment across their small and growing Trusts.
Whatever their size, Multi-Academy Trusts all experience growing pains as they take on more schools. We asked a number of MAT CEOs and Directors of Education where their main difficulties lie, and common themes were accountability, recruiting and retaining the best staff, speaking a common language of assessment and the challenges of building a strong capacity for growth.
GL Assessment shares the goals that underpin the External Review – raising standards and narrowing attainment gaps.
There seems to be a shift towards data fluency has happened in varying degrees across schools, leading to a range of uses and expectations
“The concern was how we would know if the students were making the same amount of progress as their peers nationally – but we later found that GL Assessment would fill this gap for us.”
“It’s really important especially now that spelling is tested as part of SPAG in the Y6 SATs that we know that children are working at an age appropriate level. Gauging ‘spelling ages’ regularly is essential.”