Back to school: Practical guidance for assessing pupils safely

There have been several new important considerations for assessing under the current Covid-19 restrictions to ensure the safety of pupils.


Back to school: Supporting children with reading on return to school

We need to become reacquainted with who has which skills and set up an early alert system to identify any changing learning trajectories.


Back to school: Progress tracking post-lockdown

This data from GL Assessment has been extremely useful in helping us to plan for the post-lockdown curriculum.


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


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 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: Supporting secondary students with speech and language needs

Find out how the North Liverpool Academy has used WellComm Primary to identify speech and language needs and their intervention plans as students return to school


Back to school: When and how to assess students this Autumn

You have to have the data to be able to put a plan in place to correct things, otherwise you are giving children the same type of education regardless of their needs.


Back to school: Motivating students to re-engage with the curriculum

Following an extended school absence the most important question we should consider is ‘How do we motivate our students to re-engage with the curriculum we are offering?’


Back to school: How can we measure the impact of Covid-19?

Hilary Fine, Director of Assessment Development at GL Assessment, shares some of the innovative ways our partner schools have adapted during school lockdown - and how schools can approach assessment as more of their pupils return