Assessment Lead Programme
Enabling school leaders to make their school assessment approach more efficient and enabling staff to make more reliable judgements about what pupils know, can do and need next.
The Assessment Lead Programme is a BETT Award 2019 finalist in the category Whole-school aids for learning, teaching and assessment, and is IB-approved professional development.
Flexible learning, to fit around your timetable
No travel or cover costs
At a glance
50 hours of CPD
1-2 hours per week
Minimum of 2 staff
What’s the format?
The programme is flexible, but structured and well-supported. You will enjoy:
- 50 hours of professional learning aligned with the best available evidence, delivered through our very own innovative and acclaimed online learning platform
- Tools and resources to guide, support and implement change
- Structured collaboration and support – you are not alone!
- The real learning takes place in school context: practice opportunities to scaffold learning – guiding you through the whole process
- Examples from schools working through the everyday practicalities of implementing an integrated assessment system
The programme starts with an introductory two-hour webinar – ‘What Makes Great Assessment’.
This covers the components of effective assessment, offers a practical overview of how to improve the quality of assessment in school and what you can expect from the Assessment Lead Programme. The webinar is appropriate for all teaching staff and all are welcome to join!
Staff enrolled on the programme then work through four modules:
£1,200 per institution for one year (all prices ex. VAT). This includes:
- Two-hour ‘What Makes Great Assessment?’ webinar – open to all school staff
- Two places on the programme – because professional development has more impact when colleagues collaborate and support each other!
- Tools and resources to help apply your learning
Additional places on the programme are £500 per person; however we are currently offering a third place for only £300 or 5 places for a total of £2,200!
For bookings of more than 9 staff please contact us directly.
Book your place now
The next Assessment Lead Programme starts January 23rd 2019.
Book by the 16th of January 2019 to secure your place.
Any English-medium primary or secondary school, or FE College that is committed to improving their use of assessment as a tool to support teaching and learning.
The school’s senior leader responsible for assessment, plus one middle leader for the initial two places. Additional places can be taken by anyone in school.
The Assessment Lead Programme is designed to work around your timetable and at times that suit you. The course is approximately 50 hours, but it is not an even split between lessons and modules, on average it might be one-to-two hours per week. However, we have received really positive feedback about the flexibility of the course structure in that our participants found it incredibly beneficial, especially during the busier periods of the school calendar, to have the option of completing an hour of the course on a Friday afternoon when they had time, as opposed to first thing on a Monday morning, for example.
There are elements of the programme that can be done at home, however the real work and learning is predominately done in school; applying the theory and knowledge to your individual context, using the resources and working with colleagues to design and refine your assessments.
Feedback and testimonials
We have completed the first three sections of the Assessment Lead Programme and are really enjoying it! It is really clear and I like the fact that it is drip feeding me the information through smaller sections. It is also great to have the ideas founded on reliable research and peer-reviewed articles.
Schools desperately need this kind of clear guidance to question the how and the what of their assessment practices.Lots of areas of my direct work will be affected by the Assessment Lead Programme, including pedagogy and supporting schools with learning, curriculum design and questioning their assessment practices.
With their open, frank and enthusiastic demeanor, and their substantive, purposeful and clear explanations, the Evidence Based Education team has been able to move our institution forward by deepening our understanding of the ways in which assessment and data can be used to improve student learning.
Thank you so much for your work on the Assessment Lead Programme - it is superb. I love the content and form; you have created a fantastic course!
Before the Assessment Lead Programme, I thought I knew assessment, but I didn't. Put simply, without good assessment, you cannot have good teaching and learning.