Nicki Devon

Reassessing your school assessment model

By Nicki Devon, Deputy Head Academic, Eltham College Junior School, UK

Every Assessment Lead wants a great assessment model for their school, but how do you ensure the tail isn't wagging the dog?

A school in which the curriculum is a hostage to its assessment system is often recognisable by its overworked staff, their teaching stymied by incessant data-collection and spurious target-setting.