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In the new Education Inspection Framework, Ofsted’s focus on assessment is shifting away from looking at data, towards exploring how schools use assessment to check pupils’ understanding, inform future teaching and help pupils embed and use their learning across the curriculum.
This conference will hear from Matthew Purves, Ofsted’s Deputy Director for Schools, about the rationale for and expectations of this new approach. The conference will also feature a keynote presentation from Professor Guy Claxton, author of the highly acclaimed ‘The Learning Power Approach’ (2018) and much more, to bring us up to date on his latest research into approaches to developing confident and capable learners.
At a time when education is becoming polarised by ‘traditionalist’ and ‘progressive’ debates, Guy Claxton brings resolution, offering teachers a ‘win-win’ pedagogical formula that delivers academic results whilst simultaneously ‘turbocharging’ students’ independence, initiative and love of learning.
Inputs from classroom practitioners and school assessment leaders, sharing innovative approaches to classroom-based assessment, will complete the day, providing inspirational ideas that will enable delegates to rethink or reshape their own vision for the role of assessment in schools.
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) requires learning aim information to be submitted via the school census return for schools with a Sixth Form.
As communicated by ESFA, institutions may not receive the correct funding if the post-16 data returned is not accurate. Where schools make errors in the data they return, there is no guarantee that it will be subsequently corrected, even if a business case is submitted.
To support schools with the process of ensuring the post-16 census data returned from SIMS is accurate, Suki Gill, 16-19 Curriculum and Funding Adviser and Jackie Kirk, Data Management Consultant, have collaborated to deliver this joint session. The aim of the session is to give an overview and understanding of the data recorded in SIMS which feed into the census return as well as have an understanding of the key data requirements thus ensuring schools claim 100% funding in 2020/21.