Assessment and moderation are causing so much debate amongst our schools. There is no clear definition or lead from the government with continuous changes, constant u-turns, mistakes and mishaps! [...]
What can Climbing Frames can do for you?
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Using Climbing Frames in our Pupil Progress Meetings for Yrs 1, 3, 4 and 5 has led to much more productive conversations about children. We have shifted the emphasis of our assessments in those year groups back to formative assessments to inform provision rather than obsessing about the summative assessments which we are still making in Years 2 and 6.
The Climbing Frames materials provide a simple, straightforward and structured approach to assessment alongside the planning of the next stages of learning. Based on the rigorous principles of APP and backed up with thorough progress measures across KS1, 2 and 3 the Climbing Frames materials support teachers, subjects, and whole school approaches to high quality assessment.
We have seen a large number of systems, and Climbing Frames is by far the best of breed. Its Pre-Levels – for those children caught below the start of the new National Curriculum – and its Cognitive Development Framework show how well thought out it is. We would recommend our schools to subscribe.