It’s National Skills Day

Today is National Skills Day (#NationalSkillsDay) – an important day for building confidence and connections.

At EDClass our motto is ‘education for all’, because we believe that everyone has a skill they can showcase.

 The event is part of National Careers Week. How are you planning to use and develop your skills today? Let us know in the comments below.

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Assessing and tracking students accurately and continuously

Tracking students is essential, especially in modern times where students are behind and the race to catch up is on.

By tracking students accurately and monitor your school can:

  • Find precisely where individual students are in their learning against a set of learning intentions and success criteria
  • Help students know what their next steps in learning are, which facilitates significant increases in their students’ achievements

Parental and pupil engagement are boosted by confidently and accurately reporting performance feedback to them. But why is it critical at the present moment in time to track and assess students accurately and continuously? This blog post explains.

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What is the school improvement cycle?

The school improvement cycle is a 5 step process identify, maximise and evaluate school improvement.

By following the steps below you can successfully identify gaps in improvement in your school, assess your options, maximise the impact and evaluate your improvements.

Here is how it works.

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GCSEs: Students can sit exams if they don’t like results

Students can sit exams this autumn, should they disagree with predicted GCSEs in 2020.

Schools will determine an expected grade for pupils using a number of metrics.

If students feel they can do better than the result prescribed, they will though have an option to sit an exam. But how will this work in practice? This blog post explains.

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Why you should choose EDLounge for tracking and safeguarding

By using EDLounge you have access to a comprehensive school improvement platform and learning environment. But there are two things that above others makes EDLounge stand out: tracking and safeguarding.

Ultimately, our system is designed in order to help you to streamline practices, raise standards and increase whole school outcomes.

EDLounge’s advanced tracking system means pupil performance can be monitored closely to improve student outcomes. But how does it work? And how is tracking balanced with safeguarding to help student’s best interests are achieved?

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What are the top 10 benefits of CPD?

The benefits of CPD impact on professionals, organisations and the community as a whole. 

CPD covers the whole spectrum of automotive learning. It is much more than just formal training. By utilising CPD you are maintaining and developing skills which enables you to perform as effectively as possible. It is a business essential, as it means that individuals are improving and therefore the company has knowledge and expertise to outperform competitors.

But what is CPD? Why is it a necessary essential? And what are the top 10 benefits of CPD? This blog post explains.

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The new GCSE grade scale: what does the change to 1-9 mean?

As is commonplace for those in the education system, the past 24 months have marked much change, not least of which is the new GCSE grade scale.

Teachers, parents and pupils alike have faced a transition from the old scale of U – A*, to U to 9. Let’s explore what this change means and why it has been put in place.

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