Assessment is an integral – indeed, one might argue, an essential – ingredient of good teaching.
In order to ensure our whole-school assessment practices are effective and do not become a behemoth, we’ll also look at how to sense-check our current approaches to marking and feedback according to their purpose, process and validity, and thus ensure that all future marking and feedback are meaningful, manageable and motivating.
09.30 Welcome, introductions and house-keeping
09.45 Session One: The purpose of assessment
- What are we assessing? Curriculum impact
- How are we assessing? Summative and formative assessment
- What does it look like? 5 key AfL strategies
10.45 Session Two: Sense-checking assessment practices
- Purpose, process and validity
- Making marking and feedback meaningful and motivating
- Making marking and feedback manageable for teachers
12.00 Session Three: Using a progression model
- Identifying the end points of learning
- Identifying way-points
- Assessing starting points
- Planning and sequencing the curriculum
12.45 Q&A, take-away task
Matt Bromley is an education writer and advisor with over twenty years’ experience in teaching and leadership including as a secondary school headteacher and principal, FE college vice principal, and MAT director. He also works as a public speaker, trainer, and school improvement lead, and is a primary school governor. Matt writes for various newspapers and magazines, sits on SecEd’s editorial board and co-hosts their podcast. He is the author of numerous best-selling books for teachers and his education blog has been voted one of the UK’s most influential. He regularly speaks at national and international conferences and events, and provides education advice to charities, government agencies, training providers, colleges and multi-academy trusts. He works as a consultant and trainer with several companies and also provides a wide selection of direct-to-market consultancy and training services through his own company, Bromley Education, which he founded in 2012. Matt has worked at senior levels in the public and private sectors and, prior to teaching, was a senior manager in the telecoms industry. He began his working life in newspaper journalism. He has an Honours degree in English Language and Literature, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education and the National Professional Qualification for Headship, as well as several professional qualifications.