Learning Ladders Blog

Nov 26, 2018

The end of data-mania in schools? Welcoming the DfE report.

There should have been a collective sigh of relief teachers across the country let out at the publication of a new report from the DfE: Making Data Wo...

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Matt Koster-Marcon
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Oct 22, 2018

The new Ofsted inspection Framework for 2019 – what it means for your school (and why we love it)

A shake-up chez Ofsted is often met with a chorus of groans in the staffroom – and no wonder, as preparation for Ofsted is a key factor in excessive w...

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Matt Koster-Marcon
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Oct 11, 2018

How trust between a special school and Learning Ladders helped overcome challenging changes to their curriculum

I am the Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning in a large, two-site Special School in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. We opened as a new school in 2012 ...

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Vikki Macrae
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Oct 04, 2018

How much personalised learning do you really have in your classroom?

We’ve all had that embarrassing scenario where you think you’re on the same page as someone, then at a point in the conversation you realise you’re ac...

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Matt Koster-Marcon
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Sep 27, 2018

3 things about Ofsted that still baffle teachers

As a former teacher, I remember many things I loved about the profession: those magic moments where the penny drops for a child who has been strugglin...

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Matt Koster-Marcon
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Sep 20, 2018

Ofsted myth or reality? What we learnt from our teachers’ quiz

Like He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named in the Harry Potter series, Ofsted often takes on an unfortunate air of foreboding in schools. What are inspectors looki...

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Matt Koster-Marcon
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Jun 27, 2018

3 steps to giving Ofsted the information they need

When your school receives ‘the call’ from Ofsted, it’s easy to start racing at 100mph. Many school leaders tell us that they feel overwhelmed with how...

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Matt Koster-Marcon
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Jun 14, 2018

5 questions to ask before changing your school’s assessment system

Embracing a new way of conducting assessment in your school can be a tricky matter. It can also be a period of great excitement and positivity, as you...

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Matt Koster-Marcon
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May 17, 2018

Learning Ladders wins Runner Up prize for COBIS Supporting Member of the Year

Twelve months ago, the Learning Ladders team attended our first COBIS Conference to better understand International Schools and their needs. Over the ...

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Matt Koster-Marcon
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