Observations Without Grades


October 25, 2014 by cherrylkd 1 Comment
This blog stems from one of those early morning twitter conversations that I keep involving myself in. This one was on Friday 25th October and was started by a tweet from @GlynYOGIPotts

‘Today I will launch our ‘no grades’ observation policy in school. Nervous about how it will be received. Puts development above judgement’.

I responded with ‘Well done you. Good luck’.

A few other tweeters joined in and the conversation was a positive one. All good, I’m happy to report. Glyn said he wanted his school to be transparent and this was incremental change rather than fear. One of his reasons for going down this road was that he felt school had hired the staff and it was their role to reflect, support and develop them. I agree wholeheartedly with this. Eventually we were joined by @rrunsworth, the founding member of @UKGovchat…

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