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Slave to the algorithm

By James Pembroke / January 23, 2016 / 0 Comments

A few months back someone posted a screenshot from an Ofsted report on Twitter. The paragraph in question stated that ‘according to the school’s own tracking data, most pupils are not making expected progress’, Ouch! The school appeared to have shot itself in the foot with its own system.  It’s tempting to write this off…

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A Brief History of the Primary Future: Part 1

By James Pembroke / January 7, 2016 / 1 Comment

The pace of change over the past 2 years has been extraordinary, bewildering and probably unprecedented. Reforms to assessment and accountability have come so thick and fast that I have got into the habit of checking the DfE and Ofsted websites and twitter feeds for updates just before I do a talk; and I’ve included last minute, ‘hot off…

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