Platitudes don’t reduce workload | Michael Tidd

There’s no denying that workload remains a significant issue in our profession.  However, the solutions are not to be found in platitudes and pleasantries. Two popular solutions have cropped up this weekend and both need dropping. The first is slightly tangential, and focuses in theory on wellbeing. The problem with that is that the biggest …

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Platitudes don’t reduce workload | Michael Tidd

There’s no denying that workload remains a significant issue in our profession.  However, the solutions are not to be found in platitudes and pleasantries. Two popular solutions have cropped up this weekend and both need dropping. The first is slightly tangential, and focuses in theory on wellbeing. The problem with that is that the biggest […]

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KS2 Writing: Moderated & Unmoderated Results | Michael Tidd

After the chaos of last year’s writing assessment arrangements, there have been many questions hanging over the results, one of which has been the difference between the results of schools which had their judgements moderated, and those which did not. When the question was first raised, I was doubtful that it would show much difference. Indeed, …

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KS2 Writing: Moderated & Unmoderated Results | Michael Tidd

After the chaos of last year’s writing assessment arrangements, there have been many questions hanging over the results, one of which has been the difference between the results of schools which had their judgements moderated, and those which did not. When the question was first raised, I was doubtful that it would show much difference. Indeed, […]

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Some clarity on KS2 Writing moderation … but not a lot | Michael Tidd

Not for the first time, the Department has decided to issue some clarification about the writing assessment framework at Key Stage 2 (and its moderation!). For some inexplicable reason, rather than sharing this clarity in writing, it has been produced as a slowly-worded video – as if it were us that were stupid! Here’s my …

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