Tuesday 26 January 2021

Progress is Dead! Long live Progress!

3 Ways to Report Outcomes in January 2021

Ten years ago Ofsted said a school had to show progress.  National Curriculum levels made it a straightforward process.  Now Ofsted no longer requests it and the pandemic means national baselines are disappearing.  

So what to do?  Here are my top 3 ways to show progress currently in a helpful and fair way:

  1. Continue with mini low impact assessments to inform your overall age-related attainment.

  1. Make it age-related attainment e.g. Pupil is Working Towards, Working At or Working Beyond at the end of the year or working at grade 3, 5, 7 standard.

  1. Benchmark it contextually to national outcomes (2019).