Ten ‘Top Tips’ for getting the best out of CDS

Using the CDS package effectively helps to give us a clear picture of a child’s strengths and weaknesses.


The importance of reliable data at the point of entry

CAT4 as an online package is quick, non-threatening for children, easy to administer for staff and the data it provides is both highly useful and useable.


Making lesson time more effective with the PT Series

The reports provided by GL Assessment contain information which can inform the class teacher on where their children are at and, by using this, allow them to plan their time more effectively


What do students’ beliefs and feelings tell you about the quality of education in your school

Nicola recently authored the PASS Interventions for GL Education. Nicola’s research on PASS has evidenced how each of the PASS factors has a significant impact on student outcomes.


Using PASS to identify ‘hidden’ barriers to pupil progress

PASS is clear in its intent, to identify ‘attitudinal or emotional issues’ prior to their ‘impact on school performance’, and facilitates implementation of interventions based on evidence, where the impact is easily measured


The pupil with low self-regard

PASS often shines a light on pupils who may otherwise try to mask their worries.


Misbehaviour or misidentification?

Claire Westwood discusses why getting to the root of a child’s communication difficulties can radically alter their experience of education and beyond.


How CAT4 data can be used to stretch and challenge higher attaining students

The unique power of using CAT4 data in this way with higher attaining students is in identifying areas of strength so that these can be built upon and developed


Introducing a Trust-wide system to support the progress of all students

The information provided about the gaps in knowledge and understanding in core subjects has led to changes in the curriculum


Using PASS to support pupil wellbeing

Wellbeing is a major focus in our school and PASS plays an important role in ensuring that the facilities we have and the support we provide are directed in the right way.