“X per cent of pupils to achieve age-related expectations”
“X per cent of children to make accelerated progress”
Sound familiar? You’ll probably have targets like these burned into your brains. It’s also likely that a pay rise is dependent on whether you meet them or not.
Are you a better teacher for having been set them? No, says one deputy head in the north of England.
Here’s everything that’s wrong with the practice of setting data targets:
- The purpose is unclear: are they developmental? Or is the aim to ensure good results?
- It doesn’t help teachers to grow professionally. What ...