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Standards Tracker Blog

May
05
2018

Six models of observation - Ofsted Report

This week, Ofsted published their report on six lesson observation models presented at an international Ofsted seminar in 2017 and looks at how they may help Ofsted when developing future inspection frameworks.

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May
05
2018

Simple steps to establish yourself as an approachable and supportive manager

In March 2018, the DfE published their qualitative research paper on Exploring Teacher Workload. 25% of teachers interviewed said they did not feel supported by SLT, that there was a lack of understanding of the challenges they faced, and would not approach them for support. Another 32% reported feeling ambivalent towards the level of support they received and that they felt neither supported or unsupported with their workload.

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May
05
2018

Free Guide: Time to review your Performance Management systems and processes

Now is the best time to review your Performance Management processes. Focus on this now and you can ensure your next appraisal cycle can really impact school improvement by driving  up teaching standards in your school, creating a positive appraisal and development culture, raising morale, and deal with all the usual tricky issues.

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Mar
03
2018

Why Standards Tracker? (part 4)

In a series of blog posts we will look at certain aspects of why Standards Tracker works so well.  We already looked at the Quality of Teaching, Teacher Feedback, and Professional Development. Today, we consider how Standards Tracker provides data analysis and reporting functionality.

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Mar
03
2018

Why Standards Tracker? (part 3)

Standards Tracker is a best-in-class software platform. It incorporates best practice from leading schools, giving you a simple, transparent way to direct professional development and gain visibility over performance.

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Mar
03
2018

Support Staff Performance Reviews

Primary School Management recently published an article on support staff performance reviews, highlighting that if teachers are required to undertake performance reviews, then so should all members of the workforce.

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Mar
03
2018

Why Standards Tracker? (part 2)

Standards Tracker is a best-in-class software platform. It incorporates best practice from leading schools, giving you a simple, transparent way to direct professional development and gain visibility over performance.

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Mar
03
2018

Great advice from Teacher Toolkit

We couldn't agree more with the advice in the Teacher Toolkit recent blog '10 Tips On How To Run A Mid-Year Appraisal'.

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Mar
03
2018

Why Standards Tracker?

Research shows that teacher quality is the most important driver of student outcomes, but policymakers and school leaders face two key challenges when it comes to improving quality. First, there’s the need for coherent standards that allow for benchmarking and measurement. Second, you must have structured training and development opportunities linked to those standards.

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Feb
02
2018

Major agreement means educational software from UK set to help improve standards in China

Educate, a leading provider of educational software in the UK is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with China Future School Labs (CSFL) to provide its teacher assessment software, Standards Tracker, as part of a suite of software that CFSL is providing to Chinese government schools. CFSL is part of the National Institute of Education Sciences, a research branch of China’s Ministry of Education.

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