In-person Assessment Lead Training

Residential and bespoke in-house versions of our highly-rated Assessment Lead Programme

Whole-school impact

Evidence-based training

Learn with like-minded education professionals

What is Assessment Lead Training?

Assessment Lead Training enables education professionals to make their assessment approach more efficient, allowing them to make more reliable judgements about what pupils know, can do and need next.

By generating and using higher quality information on pupil learning, and better integrating assessment with curriculum and pedagogy, teaching can be more responsive to pupil needs.

It is suitable for any context, stage and setting. The training will encourage you to re-think your approach to assessment, and support you to lead improvement.

At a glance

  • In-person course

  • Four-day course

  • Interactive learning

  • Various locations

What are the benefits?

The aim is to improve the efficiency of assessment as a tool to improve the quality of information that supports effective teaching and learning.

Assessment Lead Training provides a framework for improving a school’s in-house assessment approach, both formative and summative, and activates change on three levels:

Individual practitioners

  • Understand why, when and how to assess
  • Understand key concepts in assessment and assessment as pedagogy
  • Use assessment more effectively to support curriculum planning and pedagogy
  • Be able to design powerful formative questions and quizzes that can be used during teaching to identify pupil misconceptions and learner needs
  • Design formative and summative assessments that are demonstrably reliable in supporting curriculum planning and tracking progress

Within a department or phase

  • Structured collaboration, driven and supported by trained Assessment Leads to link curriculum and pedagogy through effective use of assessment
  • Improve reliability of judgements in both formative and summative approaches
  • Build a bank of powerful formative questions for diagnostic use when planning schemes of work

Across the institution

  • In-house support for teachers’ development in assessment practice
  • A replicable model for activating change with Assessment Leads modelling good practice – taking on the role of ‘expert practitioner’

When and where?

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Nothing near you?

If there’s nothing suitable near you, don’t worry!

First and foremost, you can check out our world-class distance learning version of the Assessment Lead Programme by clicking here – others have been very impressed by the innovative platform, great look and feel of the course, and high-quality, evidence-based training.

Secondly, if in-person is your thing, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always interested to hear of ideas for new venues or areas to work in, so particularly if you have a CPD Network, or a local group of schools who are keen, we’d be very happy to discuss coming to you. Get in touch using this form.


Whom is the programme open to?

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.

Whom should I put on the course?

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.

Feedback and testimonials

Below, you can read a selection of testimonials from previous in-person courses we have run. At our inaugural residential course, in Durham in August 2017, 100% of delegates said that they would recommend the course. Click here for a summary of that week’s course, and further feedback.

  • The residential included excellent content with really knowledgeable people delivering the sessions; their enthusiasm was infectious. Excellent value!

    Susan Robson
    Susan Robson Our Lady's Abingdon
  • 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.

    Karen Taylor
    Karen Taylor The International School of Geneva
  • The Assessment Lead Programme was easily one of the most difficult courses I have been on. However, I can tell you with 100% certainty that it has been the best. Thank you to the entire Evidence Based Education team, for your relentless drive towards revolutionising CPD and your work in leading the quest for evidence-based practice in education. Awesome.

    Okeyinfu Dimowo-Ajayi
    Okeyinfu Dimowo-Ajayi Busyminds Center

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