This is the story of one school's successful journey to a 'life after levels'.
Together, the Headteacher and staff at one successful school took on the challenge:
Where do we begin?
What is the best assessment system for our school and our children?
How do we make the most of assessment opportunities in the classroom?
How do we create an assessment policy from scratch and implement it in the school?
How do we evaluate it, re-shape it and talk about it to parents, the wider school community and our colleagues in primary education?
Through exploring one school's story, this text supports teachers and schools in a time of uncertainty, confusion and choice to make the most of the new opportunity to assess children without the restrictions of levels.
"The removal of Levels has given all professionals involved in education a unique opportunity to rediscover what we value in this key aspect of teaching and learning...and it is an opportunity that we must grab with both hands. I want this book to provide a time for reflection for teachers and school leaders to re-adjust their thinking on assessment and to get excited about it."
- Sam Hunter -