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Bett Awards 2022: Assessment, Planning & Progress Monitoring

The Bett Awards 2022 have been announced, and we are delighted to share that Learning Ladders has once again been shortlisted as the ‘Best System for Assessment, Planning & Progress Monitoring’.   The Bett Show – held in London every January (postponed to March in 2022) – is the world’s leading EdTech showcase, and the

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It’s time to dump the data dump

Our high-stakes accountability system has weaponised school data to such an extent that its core purpose – to improve children’s learning opportunities – is often suffocated by league tables, inspection, competition, comparisons, judgements, labels, blame, workload, stress, burnout. None of these are reasons I, nor I suspect anyone else, became a teacher.  None are why

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School data

School data – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wow, this was an energising session on school data! A huge thank you to Jeni Dellman, Primary Headteacher at the British School of Muscat, and Matthew Savage (the Mona Lisa Effect) for joining me for this fireside chat today, discussing the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of school data, as part of our series

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Be Inspection Ready – Learning Ladders Launches a GL Assessment Data Dashboard

Many schools use GL diagnostic and formative assessments to help them identify school-wide trends and for monitoring the progress of individual students and cohorts. Our latest feature will enable schools to visualise GL assessment data in our new pre-built data dashboards. This GL Assessment dashboard allows you to import and view all main GL Assessments

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Learning Ladders partners with RAK Academy family of schools

  Learning Ladders are pleased to announce their partnership with RAK Academy, a group of five international schools in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. This recognition as a Learning Ladders ‘World Class Assessment’ member highlights RAK Academy’s commitment to student-centred teaching, learning and assessment tools specifically designed to help teachers to

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Jan Dubiel

Effective Assessment Judgements in the EYFS

Effective Assessment in EYFS: How Do We Know That They Know What They Know? Revisiting the 80/20 ratio and understanding effective and authentic assessment judgements in the EYFS The accuracy of data, and a collective confidence in this, is the single most defining factor of its purpose. Without the knowledge and belief that the information

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Matthew Savage

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – the “why” of student-level data

Matthew Savage, former Principal and creator of ‘The Mona Lisa Effect’ takes a look at how schools use data. “The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.” (T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral) I love data; I really do. I believe that data is beautiful and exciting

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The new Development Matters

Working with the new Development Matters to support progression in the EYFS

The new Development Matters 2021 has a strong re-focus on the concept of ‘Curriculum’; which is best defined as ‘what we want children to learn’, and has triggered an extensive debate in the Early Years community; partly around the ‘pitch’ of expectation for YN and YR, but also around the notion of ‘progression’. This latter debate

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Book shelf

Best Books for Teachers and School Leaders – Summer 2021

Education books are a valuable resource that help teachers and leaders improve their knowledge and skills. Not only that, they’re often funny, inspiring and packed full of actionable advice. Educators pour so much time into creating these CPD books for teachers, which provide value to so many – but they rarely get the attention they

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Learning Ladders Twinkl partnership

Partnering with Twinkl – 6 months in

It’s hard to believe the Learning Ladders and Twinkl partnership was announced 6 months ago already, with Learning Ladders joining the residents at Twinkl Hive and Twinkl’s COO joining the Board at Learning Ladders. The partnership was a clear fit right from the start: two mission-focussed and teacher-founded companies whose products would clearly compliment each

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