New Primary Assessment discussions in Oxford

Today, the 25th January 2017, we were excited to be back at the King’s Centre in Oxford. Ease Training were last here in June 2016 to run an event called ‘Assessment Without Levels’ and today we were running a continuation of this event, ‘Implementing Effective Assessment’.

Mary Myatt started the day with great discussions on ‘Five Things to Consider’ about Primary Assessment, including the principles of assessment. Jamie Pembroke followed – primary school data made easy! Lots of useful tips and tricks about ‘The Data Trap (and how to escape it)’.

After a coffee break (and biscuits to feed the brain), we heard Steve Lomax, aka MaxTheMaths talk about assessing Mathematics in Primary Schools. Some really useful advice and tips to ‘take-away’, along with the ‘addition’ of pink rubber gloves!!

Lunch ensued; a chance to network with new friends and colleagues. We then introduced Simon Cowley, Director of Teaching and Learning at The White Horse Federation. A discussion of what assessment is right for your school kicked off the afternoon. To close the day we had a treat in store with Shaw Goodwin from St Christopher’s, giving us an insight into life as a Headteacher in his rural Oxford Primary School.

A brilliant day of learning and laughter from some fantastic speakers – thank you very much to Mary MyattJamie PembrokeSteve LomaxSimon Cowley and Shaw Goodwin. Also thank you to the King’s Centre for a great venue that we enjoy returning to again and again.

Watch out for more on our Primary Assessment events on our website here – more to come soon!

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