The best of intentions…

Ramblings of a Teacher

I’m worried.

I’m worried that people have got so used to rubbishing decisions made by the DfE, and so used to each decision being accompanied by propaganda rather than explanation or evidence, that the decision to scrap levels has been seen by too many schools as a problem rather than an opportunity.

I have gone on record saying that I didn’t think levels were such a bad thing, but I also stated quite clearly that the flaw of the system was in their use. What worries me now is that it is the misuse of levels that school leaders seem so desperate to cling to. I am speaking largely of primary schools here, although doubtless there are some secondary schools doing the same.

What was wrong with the levels was the way they were used to attempt to record progress too frequently; that they were subdivided in meaningless ways; that…

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I am a headteacher of a primary school in England

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