The Assessment Lead Programme offers one year’s sustained professional development and support, to schools, academies and colleges seeking to make their assessment approach more efficient.
ALP has whole-school impact, enabling all staff to make more reliable judgements about what pupils know, can do and need next.
ALP is an innovative programme, with collaboration at its heart. It allows you to access world-class CPD flexibly and affordably – the learning can be carried out around a busy timetable, and there are no associated cover or travel costs.
Finally, ALP is suitable for any context, stage and setting. It will encourage you to re-think your approach to assessment, and support you to lead improvement.
But don’t just take our word for it. Hear from the people who really matter – those teachers and school leaders who have done the programme – in the below playlist of videos.
The programme is flexible, but structured and well-supported. You will enjoy:
All learning material, tools, resources and support are delivered via a personalised and engaging online learning platform. However, the real learning takes place in your school; applying the theory to your individual context, using the resources, working with colleagues to design and refine your assessments and generally honing your skills to harness the power of assessment in your department or phase!
The Assessment Lead Programme provides a framework for improving a school’s in-house assessment approach, both formative and summative.
It includes training, practical tools and resources, guidance for implementation, a collaborative model of development, access to a wide network of participants, and expert support, sustained over time.
It works on three levels:
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!
£1,200 for a year for an institution. This includes two places on the online platform. (We insist on a minimum of two, because professional development has more impact when people collaborate and support each other!) Additional places are £500 per person, and there are no travel or cover costs incurred.
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.
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.
Bookings for the September 2018 cohort of the Assessment Lead Programme will close on 12th September 2018, but places are limited, so act fast!
Use the buttons below to register, print off a short summary of the programme, or ask us any questions you may have.