How many of you are teaching in an exam year group and feel under enormous pressure right now?
I don’t know all of your stories, but I’m often contacted by those on twitter who are trying their best, often in difficult circumstances, and yet still aren’t making their targets. Wouldn’t it be great if it wasn’t all on us?
I think that the transfer of almost total responsibility for attainment to class teachers and SLT such that they’re all of a fluster could be avoided if we used a bit of honest sharing of information with parents, really opened their eyes and galvinised them into action. How? Well, I’m drawn to yearly national testing, computerised assessments as is used in other countries, but the difference would be that what is reported to parents is just the percentage and associated grade (grades that parents understand and have a frame of reference…
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