Tes Editorial

Live happily ever after by not relying on your spreadsheets

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Once upon a time, there was a spreadsheet and on that spreadsheet there was lots of interesting pupil data.

Very helpfully, the spreadsheet had made some calculations so as to inform the teacher of how well the children were doing with their learning. The spreadsheet told of how many pupils had: made expected progress, achieved age-related expectations, achieved accelerated progress and who were sadly working below the expected standard as a result of making slow progress.

“Thank you, spreadsheet – that is very useful,” said the busy teacher.

“But that’s not all I have, teacher,” replied the ...

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