In February 2019, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) released their evaluation conclusions that students in schools which have implemented this flexible programme, co-designed between SSAT and Dylan Wiliam, made the equivalent of two months’ additional progress at GCSE.
Why implement the programme?
Improved student achievement
Students made the equivalent of two months’ additional progress
Bespoke leadership support
Tailored to your school’s individual needs to maximise the programme’s impact
Whole-school culture change
Encourages collaboration between teachers and students, and a stronger sense of community
Low cost, high impact
Positive impact on teacher workload and practice at a minimal cost per student
Sylvia King, Senior Education Lead at SSAT, explores the distinctions between these different methods of learning and explains why she agrees with Ofsted’s suggestion that ‘keeping it simple’ can lead to the best outcome
Alex Galvin, Senior Education Lead at SSAT, reflects on the announcement that teacher assessments will replace this year’s examinations; Alex also outlines the principles she believes should be considered when forming a plan that shapes and delivers assessment in order to provide a meaningful and fair judgement.
Laura Burton explores what meaningful pupil voice is, and the importance of clear leadership when developing systems and approaches in a primary school to maximise the impact on the development of the whole child.