Re-thinking assessment Community of Practice to launch in February
Date 08 Jan - 8:50 am

Following a superb workshop with Bill Lucas in November, we are inviting schools with an interest in taking an action research approach to ‘re-thinking assessment’ to join a new community of practice. The group will meet online for the first time on February 10 at 4pm.

The intention is to support each other in an individual  two year action research, development and change programme, tailored by you to your context and priorities, across 2022 and 2023.

It will involve you challenging your own assumptions about assessment practice in your school engaging with your stakeholders and testing out new possibilities. You will share both challenges and progress with other schools  in a supportive, flexible and responsive environment, keep a record of your experience, and also produce a  final video to capture the learning from it.

Membership of the group will involve a commitment to active participation through a key staff contact. Whilst being flexible and mindful of what your school can manage right now, we hope you will be able to carry through a valuable piece of school-based research that will both support your longer-term school development and also help others.

We will offer you access to some individual school support time from our advisers Brian Lightman and John West-Burnham plus wider support from Bill Lucas and his Re-Thinking assessment colleagues. Additional time may be purchased if wanted. Join the first introductory session on Feb 10 if you’d like to be part of this or know more