Who should know a pupil’s predicted grade?

Clio et cetera

It is very widely accepted that a teacher ought to know a pupil’s predicted grade. Although I think Ofsted don’t specifically require this, I have heard so many times (from school leaders and inspectors) that a teacher ought to know the predicted grade of every pupil in his or her class.

The argument, of course, is that the teacher can then make sure that the pupil is ‘on track’ to meet that target grade. If a pupil is predicted an A, but is looking like getting a C, then the teacher knows that he needs to intervene. If a pupil is predicted an E, but is looking like getting a C, then the teacher can feel confident that the pupil is doing well. More generally, it is widely accepted that ‘knowing your pupils’ means knowing a wide range of things (their socio-economic background, any educational or medical needs they have)…

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