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We must learn to trust our gut instinct - or pupils will lose out

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It’s right for us to be held accountable. It’s right for a parent to see the scores that their child achieved in your subject. But we are so bogged down in these figures and these processes that sometimes we forget about that other vital ingredient in teaching: gut feeling.

“Professional judgement” may be its Sunday name, but this technical term boils down to those decisions we make based on our experience and our knowledge of a child’s circumstances.

We do expect an audit trail of evidence to show why a child is moving up a level. Evidence is needed, especially with many schools experiencing ...

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