Catching up

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This last term has been such a manic one I haven’t had the chance to catch up with what I’d normally consider to be important reading and share what I’d normally share with my team, so this is my attempt to start catching up!

CPD

A great guide to developing JPD:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/powerful-professional-learning-a-school-leaders-guide-to-joint-practice-development

An excellent blog about mixed ability grouping:

http://www.mrspteach.com/2016/07/mixing-it-up-mixed-ability-grouping-in.html?spref=tw&m=1

The above blog links nicely to this piece on gtrowth mindsets:

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2016/07/why_do_we_label_our_students.html?utm_content=buffera9833&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Assessment

The STA have released information about teacher assessment for 2016-17. The interim frameworks are exactly the same as this year for both KS1 and KS2 – this should hopefully give some consistency with this year. I have added links below to the documents.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2017-interim-frameworks-for-teacher-assessment-at-the-end-of-key-stage-1

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2017-pre-key-stage-1-pupils-working-below-the-test-standard

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2017-interim-frameworks-for-teacher-assessment-at-the-end-of-key-stage-2

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2017-pre-key-stage-2-pupils-working-below-the-test-standard

Important changes to Raiseonline:

https://m.box.com/shared_item/https%3A%2F%2Fapp.box.com%2Fs%2Fc2vo52ybao42okj33hhh4vefmpmv7k99

An excellent blog re SATs:

A good start

Very sad:

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/headteacher-tells-parents-his-sats-heartbreak-emotional-letter

Ofsted view of SATs:

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/sats-results-are-what-they-are-please-dont-compare-them-what-has

A good SATs guide for parents:

http://www.risingstars-uk.com/Subjects/Revision/Achieve-100-KS2/Free-Stuff/Guide-to-the-2016-KS2-Assessment-Results-for-Paren

 

 

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