On a cold and miserable Saturday afternoon in February, a movement began. There had been a flurry of confusing messages and mishaps related to assessment and educators had been left feeling generally bemused. In fact they were more than bemused, they were anxious, uncomfortable and in some cases, angry.
It all started with a tweet. Under the hashtag #LearningFirst, professionals shared their frustrations and concerns. It was obvious that assessment had started to feel overwhelming for so many educators.
Headteacher Dame Alison Peacock and the team at Beyond Levels, took the bull by the horns. What was needed was to gather the profession together, discuss what excellent assessment practice should look like and share it with each other. Simple!Read more