Many colleagues will be familiar with Sue’s name and reputation; formerly National Director of the National Strategies and Chief Adviser at the DfE, and an English teacher at heart. Sue was an APP author and pioneer and has created a model for tracking progress in the new curriculum using the principles behind APP. Details from the publisher:
Sue Hackman, a Former Chief Adviser on School Standards at the DfE, has used her extensive experience and a close, analytical reading of the new curriculum to create the framework.
Climbing Frames covers the complete new National Curriculum in both
Apply an approach that is familiar and intuitive to use
Ensure assessments are meeting the new curriculum
Simplify managing pupils’ transition between key stages
Ensure consistent, evidence-based pupil assessments
Quickly identify who is on, below or above trajectory to succeed
Support pupils who are slipping off course
Stretch students who are exceeding expectations
Plan future lessons to meet all pupils’ needs more precisely
It is also simplicity itself to implement.
This is because it uses a format that is familiar to teachers, pupils and parents, while improving upon how individual pupil’s progress is measured. This means that it will take very little training to get teachers up to speed using Climbing Frames, and you will quickly build a full picture of pupil progress at your school.
Climbing Frames combines print and digital elements in the framework. This will help you build a 360 degree view of your pupils’ attainment, building a clear, consistent picture about the performance of individual pupils, classes, years, subjects, cohorts and teachers
Here is a sample from the Climbing Frames materials:
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