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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?

Accountability and Teacher Performance
Accountability and teacher performance
A New Era of Teacher Pay

September 2014 saw the implementation of Performance Related Pay (PRP) for the teaching profession. It was a highly controversial change to the way that teachers' pay was decided and how performance management (PM) was organised. Remember the Newcastle Report discussed in Chapter 1? That approach by the Victorians to reward teachers for good test scores does not feel a million miles from where we are now. The unions argued that PRP would not help to raise standards while newspaper articles quoted various government reports stating that approximately ...

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