When: Tuesday 9th June
Where: Zoom webinar in association with GL Assessment.
Who is it for: Secondary leaders and teachers.
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Speakers so far include…
David Crossley (Associate Director of WE, host and facilitator)
Lisa Ling (Director of Secondaries at WE, host and faciliator)
Andy Daly (Executive Principal in CMAT)
Tim Munro (Wilmslow High School)
Zara Peskett (Shenley Brook End School)
Sam Rayner (Ely College)
9:15 – 10:00 // Using assessment to support a successful transition to Year 7 while engaging students in a rich and rounded curriculum. GL, David Crossley and Lisa Ling from Whole Education will share how assessment can be used to support transition with the absence of national data, while giving students an engaging and exciting start to their secondary school curriculum. GL Assessment and school leaders from Cambridge and Cheshire will share their own schools’ approaches.
10:15 – 11:00 // Identifying gaps in students’ understanding of key learning concepts in Years 8-13. Everyone in education is very conscious that new gaps in learning will emerge during the current crisis. School leaders with responsibility for assessment, GL and Whole Education will share the approaches to most effectively diagnose the gaps for learners and groups of learners that have fallen behind.
They will also share their current understanding of the gaps and groups of learners we are likely to need to focus on beyond the crisis, and give examples of how this can help us design the most appropriate interventions and strategies to close the gaps and deliver outstanding outcomes for all.
11:15 – 12:00 // Spotlight: Closing the reading gap. A key priority for many schools is closing the reading gap. More evidence is emerging about the best approaches to doing this. Hear expert input on why the reading gap matters so much – and why it is likely to have widened (including new student groups) during the past few months.
Positive solutions will be shared from schools about the work they are doing to close this gap – and how a collaborative approach can help us pilot and share the most effective practice. This will help us focus on this key challenge as well as giving you ideas to close other language gaps that may emerge in your context.
12:15 – 13:00 // Reengaging students beyond the crisis: how do we ensure students are ready and motivated to learn and succeed after COVID? What are the best ways we have of understanding student mindsets and attitudes to learning, tracking how they have changed over this period, and developing strategies to re-acclimatize students to school life? Hear from GL assessment and school leaders across different school contexts.