Assessment Journeys

A fascinating insight into the journey and thinking behind one school’s assessment journey – with some free resources attached too!


A fascinating year: life after levels

There was a lot of debate both online and in ‘face to face’ life during the summer term 2014 about the removal of National Curriculum levels. Schools seemed to be deciding either to buy into a new tracking system or to remain with levels for one more year to wait and see what happened. At this time I took Michael Tidd’s (@MichaelT1979) Key Objectives ( and created a very basic Excel spreadsheet (although Michael made it look far more professional). The aim was to allow my Y1 teacher to trail assessing against objectives she was actually teaching, but still to give myself as headteacher some data which I could share with Governors, the LA and Ofsted. (Ofsted duly visited in May and seemed happy with the system, but mainly I think because of the progress clearly evident in the books).

This year…

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2 thoughts on “Assessment Journeys

  1. rachelesling 5 July 2015 at 1:16 pm Reply

    Great free resources , thank you .

  2. C. A. Colmer 5 July 2015 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Hi Michael These files look really interesting but the yr 5 writing one is missing. Can it be re- posted? Have tweeted Tim but not sure if I’ve done it properly!

    Cazz Colmer Deputy headteacher Waddesdon Village Primary School

    Sent from my iPad

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