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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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Key Stage 2 English Papers.

What is the Common Assessment Framework?: Explained for 2022

What is the Common Assessment Framework for Child Protection?  What does CAF stand for? And, what’s a CAF? The common assessment framework (CAF) is a process used to identify children’s unmet needs and support them. Using the CAF, an assessor works with the child and their parents or carers to understand the issues at hand

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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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child learning from home

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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