Assessment Beyond Levels Full-Day Course(ISBN 9780435162337)

Provider: Pearson Primary UK
£1,000.00 + VAT

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Description Develop your approach and create the right environment for purposeful assessment practices throughout your school.
Duration Full-day

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Developed in collaboration with the Cambridge Primary Review Trust, this one-day course will provide you with the opportunity to review and develop your school’s approach to assessment. Our consultants will guide you to consider the opportunities and challenges provided by the government’s decision to remove levels as a measure and description of achievement. This course is designed to enable your school to take control of assessment practices in your school and ensure they meet your school’s aims, purpose, curriculum and children.

Why choose this day?

Do you want to develop an approach to assessment that is based on evidence and principles of best practice? Do you want some ideas from other schools that assess without levels? Do you want to plan an approach to assessment that meets the needs of your school and your children? If so, this course is for you.

Who from our school should attend?

There are two options for who from your school might attend this day:

1. Whole teaching staff (max. 25 delegates): This is the preferred option and ensures a whole school inclusive approach, where every voice matters and avoids the need to cascade messages to staff. This option will allow you, as a whole school, to consider your assessment practices and how to create the ideal conditions for good assessment. Activities are planned to ensure you as a whole school understand the evidence for creating a coherent approach to assessment. Plenty of time is allowed for you to work together and identify your school’s and individual actions and next steps towards an assessment framework that works for your school and your children.

2. Senior Leadership Team with curriculum and Assessment Leaders only: we provide this option as we recognise it is difficult to release all staff for a full day course or find an available INSET day.  The course content will be the same and will allow much more focused attention from your consultant, and therefore more guidance and support.



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About the Cambridge Primary Review

Following a lengthy period of consultation and planning, the Cambridge Primary Review (CPR) was launched in October 2006 as a fully independent enquiry into the condition and future of primary education in England. CPR was supported from 2006-12 by generous grants from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The scope of CPR and the depth of its evidence have made it the most comprehensive enquiry into English primary education since the Plowden report of 1967. But CPR has gone far beyond Plowden in that it has not only published a major report but has given equal attention to dissemination, policy engagement, setting up a professional network and building professional capacity. Thus CPR is much more than a ‘review’ in the conventional sense of the word.

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Where and when will the course take place?

The course will take place in your school, on a day that suits you.

What are the course objectives?

  • Explore how the evidence from the Cambridge Primary Review can inform your approach to assessment.
  • Be inspired to create the right environment for good assessment for learning, and of learning – beyond levels.
  • Examine some strategies for creating the right environment for good assessment.
  • Understand more about the changes to the assessment and accountability requirements and the opportunities this offers.
  • Plan your own approach to assessment beyond levels.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.