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Deputy Headteacher, Shaun Allison, at Durrington High School, talks here about how staff used an ‘Assessment Innovation Fund’ to develop a method of ‘assessing without levels’ in KS3.
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The Government’s expert adviser on behaviour, Charlie Taylor, has produced a checklist on the basics of classroom management. Teachers can use it to develop between five and ten essential actions to promote good behaviour in students.
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You can download Charlie’s checklist and examples of how some schools have adapted it for their own practice here.
We wanted to take control and devise an assessment tool that enabled us to report progress in a meaningful way. We were also very clear that whatever assessment tool we devised, it needed to be robust and track pupils’ progress across the school and not just at the end of a Key Stage.
This is a display I created to celebrate the students when they passed ECDL. This was displayed on a large wall (I had to change the image I used for Autumn as they were leaves that I bought from an online provider). It progressively became larger as the year move on and more students passed ECDL. Don't worry about having to cut everything out as I didn't have to cut much of it out at all. I laminated the main headings and I got the students to cut out the colour they wanted and write their own name on it. Then they went and stuck it on the display which was situated in the dining area of the school so that everybody could see their achievement.
They were so proud when they had to put their name up - even the students who were initially more reluctant about the display. As the season changed, so did my display. So you have a display for Autumn, winter and spring. I never took one down to accommodate another, I simply put them up next to each other. It was a huge success.
Simply type in the names of your students on the slides provided. Then start the slideshow. It will begin with a "Name Chooser" page. All you have to do is click anywhere on the blue circle and it will take you to a random name slide.
Fun spinning animation and an exciting wallpaper make this a captivating way of choosing students for tasks or to answer questions. This resource is also provided in a fully editable format so that it can be modified for a wide range of other purposes.
I use this in my own school and the students love the random nature of the selection.
A quick but quality formative assessment sheet, can be printed on coloured paper to make formative assessment explicit in student books for students, observers and OFSTED alike. Can also be used for peer and self assessment. Student name and topic goes at the top; with date. end of year target grade/level and working at grade/level achieved. Criteria is split by happy, satisfactory and sad faces for knowledge, application, analysis, evaluation and QWC. Then small boxes to write individualised feedback on WWW, EBI and IYT. Originally created based on Business Education learning but can be easily adapted for any subject that requires lengthy essay answers.
A small A4 wide classwork and homework formative assessment book marking feedback slip designed to instigate teacher feedback and student responses to feedback to show books as more of a 'learner journey' rather than just for revision/key knowledge notes. The slips can be photocopied onto coloured paper so that marking becomes ultra explicit to students, observers and OFSTED alike. Teacher simply circles appropriate heading, writes a deadline for improvements and puts a star* in students work where they need to correct with a helpful prompt and then recommends an improvement point or challenge activity to extend student learning further. Can also be used for peer and self assessment.