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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?

The Accountability Question
The accountability question
So, What's the Problem?

Over the past couple of years, whenever I have spoken about the theory behind the Learning Ladders, how they are a class-based tool that facilitates pupil involvement in the assessment of their learning, supports planning, supports teacher assessment and reporting to parents, there has usually been a pause and then I am asked the questions, ‘So what about tracking? What will it look like for Ofsted?’ Although I have often found this frustrating, I ...

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