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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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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 books which provide value to so many – but they rarely get the attention they deserve. As the

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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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Two Thirds of Parents Now Have More Respect for Teachers After Home Learning

Parents’ opinions of teachers have undergone a dramatic change as a result of homeschooling during the pandemic. Two thirds of parents said their opinions of teachers have improved, according to a new survey by Learning Ladders, a primary school learning platform. The survey asked over 500 parents about their experiences of home learning, with 66%

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Best Podcasts for Headteachers and Schools – 2021 Winners

Podcasts are a great resource for headteachers and school staff: you can use them to build your skills, find inspiration for your classroom, and they’re also a great way to unwind with some entertaining chat from your peers. There are so many education podcasts out there, so where is best to start in 2021? We

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The EYFS Framework

Revised EYFS Framework Guide

The new EYFS Framework becomes statutory on 1st September 2021. Our EYFS lead Melanie has produced a quick reference guide highlighting key changes in the final version of the new EYFS Framework that was published by the Department for Education recently, compared to what was included in previous versions. We hope this is of use

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NEW: GL Data Dashboards

You asked, so we’ve delivered.  All of your Summative Data alongside internal assessments in brilliantly clear but insightful GL data dashboards.  This is in addition to our existing Summative Analytics, and Summative vs. Formative comparison options. Visualise CAT4, PASS and PT tests on beautiful data dashboards Compare to internal formative assessment data on the same

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Recording COVID Test Results in Learning Ladders

On Sunday it was reported that a new Track and Trace NHS requirement may involve schools needing to record Covid Tests results somewhere. For me anything like this is where EdTech should take the admin burden from schools. I’d expect the MIS system to have functionality to enable schools to manage this live in the

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NEW: Every BBC Bitesize & Oak Academy Resource in Learning Ladders

  Every BBC Bitesize and Oak Academy resource is now available in Learning Ladders’ new search engine feature – The Curriculum Lab. No more wasted time searching for resources, our curated search engine does it all for you, all without having to leave your Learning Ladders site. Click onto your curriculum, see your children’s gaps in learning,

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In conversation with Professor Stephen Heppell

Learning Environments It is our absolute pleasure to host Professor Stephen Heppell for our latest Learning Ladders webinar: ‘The world just discovered that learning can be done differently!’ Stephen’s work on learning environments is fascinating. So it is delightful to speak to him again this month having heard him speak a number of times, as

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