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The Data Trap

By James Pembroke / January 22, 2015 / 1 Comment

The most vulnerable schools – those in RI or special measures, or those identified as weak by an LA or sponsor – have the greatest data burden placed upon them. That’s a given. Despite the drive for schools to develop new ways of assessing and tracking pupil progress, these ‘schools causing concern’ have less room…

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Junior school VA: It’s all about that base(line)

By James Pembroke / January 9, 2015 / 0 Comments

The following notes relate to some work I’m doing to support a junior school with a bit of a baseline issue. A case of significantly high prior attainment, good KS2 results, and abysmal progress. So, I’ve been trying to build a case for the defense against the duality of the RAISE report – a sort of lush…

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