News story: National Reference Test 2018

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Today, 18 September 2017, Ofqual has announced that the next, annual National Reference Test will be held between 19 February and 2 March 2018. Our test supplier, the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), is contacting about 350 school..

6 Steps to Getting It Right (More Often)

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The year has started with the usual whirlwind of meetings and decisions to make. It’s becoming increasingly frustrating to see a “guts to action plan” approach, bypassing the brain, with single solutions proposed to deep rooted issues.
I’m not poin..

Primary Assessment changes… again!

From Ramblings of a Teacher - Michael TiddLeave a Comment

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First of all, let me say that I’m pleased that primary assessment is changing again, because it’s been a disaster in so many ways. So here is a summary of the changes at each key stage – with my thoughts about each.

Early Years Foundation Stage Prof..