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.