We value GL Assessment’s tests enormously. They are central to our teaching and learning, and we continuously share the data with parents.
Jill Wilson CBE, Headmistress, The Gleddings

Governing Matters – Preparing for a very different September

Hilary Fine, Director of Assessment Development, looks at four ways governors can support schools as they prepare for the new normal this September.

Back to school: Identifying gaps in learning at St Bede's

We are really interested to see our Year 7 results, since they missed a term of learning in Year 6 and we have no SATs or nationally benchmarked data for these pupils.

Back to school: Being data informed – making the most of CAT4

David Crossley, Associate Director of Whole Education, says CAT4 is well known for providing robust GCSE and A Level indicators but to solely use it for this purpose misses out on its potential.

Back to school: Identifying the emotional needs of pupils as they return to school

A holistic approach involving all those who know the pupil well, including the pupil voice, must be taken to gather assessment information at all stages


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