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Summary of the key issues discussed at our 5th National Assessment Conference

Sarah Haythornthwaite, Sales and Marketing Director at GL Assessment, summarises the key issues discussed at our 5th National Assessment Conference

Top tips on transition by Julie McCulloch

Julie McCulloch gives her top tips for helping your Year 7’s get through transition unscathed.

Assessment considerations for the new academic year by Greg Watson

Greg Watson discusses best practice approaches to assessment and gives his advice for the new academic year.

The importance of creating a common language by Lisa Crausby

Academy improvement strategies that use independent assessments to transform Academies through a common language

Who gets missed? by Greg Watson

Greg Watson asks the question identify those who, often down to a simple barrier to learning, are not being helped to achieve all they are capable of?

Achieving continuity of learning by Suzanne O’Farrell

What approach should schools and teachers take to ensure continuity of learning for the maximum benefit of their pupils?

Baseline: A practitioner’s perspective by Rhys Penny

Rhys Penny, Senior EYFS/KS1 Teacher, describes the unexpected benefits of a baseline assessment when his school took part in a trialling process.

How standardised assessments support our approach to life after levels

How accurate assessment information is critical to ensuring children make progress and have the best chance of success

Introducing a peer-to-peer reading programme by Ty Golding

Ty Golding talks about how assessment data has helped his school to evaluate progress.

How standardised assessments can be used to help prepare for the new Curriculum for Wales

The Welsh Government make it clear that assessment for learning should not be directly linked to school accountability

This Week: Considerations for successful MATs

Our best practice guide on considerations and best practice for successful MATs