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Middle Leader Certificate: Assessment and Leadership: 28 & 29 November

Middle Leader Certificate: Assessment and Leadership: 28 & 29 November

Thursday 28 November  (09:00 – 11:00 London Time)

Thursday 28 November (12:00 – 14:00 London Time)

Friday 29 November (09:00 – 11:00 London Time)

Friday 29 November (12:00 – 14:00 London Time)

Facilitated by Helen Morgan

Delivered virtually via Zoom; you will need to attend all 4 virtual sessions in order to gain the certificate of course completion.

What role do middle leaders play in ensuring teachers are engaged in current, best practice around assessment? We know that assessment is most useful when teachers know how to use it to improve learning and achievement. This course draws on the latest research and literature about assessment and explores it through a middle leadership lens.

This course covers several key areas that will deepen understanding of best practices that lie at the heart of assessment, including assessment for learning and feedback. Participants will explore how to influence and support their team with the use of assessment to inform teaching and learning.  The course will look specifically at how feedback can be used to optimise learning and progress.

The course will also unpack how leaders can make sure that assessment is accessible for all students and consider the role of leaders in supporting wellbeing in relation to assessment.

At the end of the course, participants will leave fully equipped with practical knowledge and powerful strategies to lead assessment for learning with real confidence.

Key questions

  • What is assessment and why does it matter?
  • Where do assessment for learning and feedback fit in and what does best practice look like?
  • What do leaders need to do to make sure assessment is for all learners and how can we support wellbeing in relation to assessment?
  • How can a middle leader influence their team to implement best practice?