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SSAT National Conference December 2015

SSAT National Conference December 2015

Bluecoat Academies Trust was asked to present at the SSAT National Conference.  This is an annual, prestigious event attended by a wide range of Educationalists including Senior School Leaders and world-renowned speakers.

We were asked to showcase the Trust’s development work on their approach to assessing the progress of KS3 students in light of the removal of National Curriculum levels.  Many schools have chosen to wait and see what others schools implement and others have adopted similar systems to the old; some have even put their heads in the sand in an attempt to ignore it.

At Bluecoat we organised a Professional Development Group to research, develop and pilot a range of methodologies with our staff, students and parents. The findings were then discussed and formulated into our approach to “Life after Levels.”

The SSAT was an excellent opportunity to promote just one aspect of the excellent development work we undertake at the Trust and giving colleagues from other Academies and organisations useful guidance and information.

The session was well attended (approximately 100) and well received with some insightful, appreciative and supportive questions and comments.  Feedback forms were complimentary with numerous requests for further information. We also received some comments which will aid the further development / refinement of the approach.

Staff involved the development work / presentation:

Steve Cox – Assistant Principal

Vicky Merrick – MAT Director of Learning

Mike Allcock – Data and Examinations Manager

Rachel Parkinson – English Lead Teacher

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Aspley Lane

Aspley

Nottingham

NG8 5GY

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Aspley

Nottingham

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