COVID-19: Preparing for Teacher Predictions

Following the announcement of the cancellation of the summer exam series on 18th March, the DfE and Awarding bodies have started to reveal the overarching approach to awarding grades on 20th March. This has provided a few certainties for all people involved in education to start thinking about how this might affect them and the actions they can take. The significant role of teacher predictions will bring tough emotional and logistical challenges as well as potential friction between teachers, subject leaders and senior leaders. 

The internal assessment data will be fundamental to this process and so making sure this is in good order will support the whole process of teacher predictions and help reduce stress levels of staff. Here are some considerations to support you with early preparations around your current data to provide clarity, consistency and confidence in teacher grade predictions.

Published 22/03/2020
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Progress in the Classroom: Developing Pupil Resilience

Michael Harpham is an ex-headteacher, author and education consultant. Having worked in some of the most challenging circumstances with students, he shares his thoughts about resilience here.

Published 13/03/2020
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Final Mocks Are In, So What Now?

The big countdown has begun. Mock data is in and results have been given back to students. So your thoughts will now be back to how you can make the biggest difference to your students’ grades between now and the final exams.

Published 13/03/2020
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Missing Out on Moderation?

At last, your marking has been done! You may have used up valuable time in the holiday or weekend to break the back of it or had some early morning rises, but it’s done. The last thing you are likely to want to do now is to pass it to another teacher to get their critique of your marking. But that could be a huge opportunity missed.

Published 22/02/2020
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Round-Up: Our 5 Most Popular Blog Posts for School Leaders

Taking on a leadership role in a school is a big responsibility, and there’s so much opportunity for it to be incredibly rewarding. Even if you’ve been in the role for a while, every term and every new student intake will bring fresh challenges.

Published 29/01/2020
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Round-Up: Our 5 Most Popular Blog Posts for Teachers & NQTs

Whether you’re just starting out in your career or you’ve already got a few years’ teaching under your belt, you’re here because you know how rewarding a career in education can be. We know better than anyone that education can also be a turbulent industry, full of unexpected bumps in the road and tricky-to-navigate experiences. 

Published 28/01/2020
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Case Study: Feltham Young Offenders Institute

We recently sat down with Patrick Allen, Deputy Head of Education at Feltham Young Offenders Institute to find out why he chose to work with Pupil Progress. You can read his answers below, and find out more about what Pupil Progress can do for you here.

Published 23/11/2019
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Case Study: Ashcroft High School

We had a chat to Mrs J McDonald from Ashcroft High School to ask a few questions to find out why she chose to work with Pupil Progress. You can read her answers below, and find out more about what Pupil Progress can do for you here.

Published 16/11/2019
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Case Study: Chatsmore Catholic High School

We caught up with one of our customers, Liam Durr from Chastmore Catholic High School, to ask a few questions about why he chose to use Pupil Progress. You can read his answers below, and find out more about what Pupil Progress can do for you here.

Published 08/11/2019
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Case Study: Stonehenge School

We caught up with Carole Dean from Stonehenge School to ask a few questions to find out why she chose to use Pupil Progress. You can read her answers below, and find out more about what Pupil Progress can do for you here.

Published 01/11/2019
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