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This is the story of one school's successful journey to a ‘life after levels’. Together, the Headteacher and staff at one successful school took on the challenge: Where do we begin? What is the best assessment system for our school and our children? How do we make the most of assessment opportunities in the classroom? How do we create an assessment policy from scratch and implement it in the school? How do we evaluate it, re-shape it and talk about it to parents, the wider school community and our colleagues in primary education?

Principles of Great Assessment
Principles of great assessment

I once read some wise words pointing out that if pupils learned everything that we taught, at the same pace, then there would be no need to assess them. How true this is! If teaching was simply a case of ensuring pupils were exposed to key concepts, both knowledge and skill based, and that they all assimilated these in a uniform way then the profession would be able to puts its feet up and stop working at weekends. ...

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