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Uninformed use of 9-1 flight paths for assessment

Posted on November 28, 2016

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – uninformed use of 9-1 flight paths for assessment Secondary Schools that are using 9-1 GCSE summative grades to somehow demonstrate progress against curriculum standards through key stages 3 and 4 are deluded. This is just a copycat approach to the previous system of National Curriculum Attainment targets and level descriptors. Flight paths were a phenomena developed when levels were central to the system and FFT estimates. This system was flawed and the reason why legislation removed levels from the system. Companies were tasked to develop

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Paediatric First Aid Update

Posted on November 23, 2016

Following on from the Department for Education’s (DfE) consultation on Paediatric First Aid requirements for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) staff, the Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualifications have been updated. There have been some changes to Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria of the two units.  We are developing our scheme of work to ensure that the assessments meet the updated assessment criteria. One of the key changes is that CPR now includes “correct placement of AED pads” and “follows AED instructions.”  We are developing our training units

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Use of the PE and sport premium for staff training

Posted on November 18, 2016

Use of the PE and sport premium for staff training – SLUK Level 5 Primary PE Specialism / Level 6 Subject Leadership View the course details > The results of a two year research programme was published last year into the use of PE and Sport Premium monies. Schools welcomed the introduction of the PE and sport premium, reporting that the funds made available across 2013/14 and 2014/15 had increased the school focus on curricular and extra-curricular provision and had provided new opportunities to increase the quality of PE and sport provision in primary schools. The premium has enabled

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Lest we forget

Posted on November 11, 2016

The importance of subject leadership and use of assessment information: The Somme, July 1st 1916 11 Divisions of the British Army Attack along a 25 mile front following 7 day artillery barrage Few gains made with most Units back at their start by the end of the day 60,000 casualties on this day including 20,000 deaths Worst ever tragedy in history of British Army Lessons learnt by the British Army on The Somme? Before: Rigid plan to be executed come what may Strict timetable to be adhered to Inflexible decision-making; Carried out by unimaginative generals Often a long distance behind the atta

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Standards-based Assessment for Mastery Learning in Physical Education course

Posted on November 10, 2016

This standards-based assessment course in Physical Education is being run on: Friday 12th May 2017 – Droylsden, Manchester Friday 19th May 2017 – Garston, Liverpool Wednesday 28th June 2017 – Wychbold, Worcestershire Friday 30th June 2017 – Epsom, London   The cost is only £190+vat and you will also receive 50% off afPE assessment book available to purchase for £12.50 or £12.50 course fee reduction if you already have the book Also included is a colour bound booklet with a 2GB USB (containing 70+ files), lunch and refreshments.   This course will answer t

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