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Have you heard of the Virtual SEND Conference?

Dale Pickles 0 936

On the 22nd March 2019, B Squared ran its first SEND-focused conference to provide support for schools and professionals. The conference was designed to benefit the whole education sector, including mainstream teachers, SEND school staff and anyone else seeking high-quality CPD courses in SEND-related topics. Those who are familiar with B Squared understand that we don’t just follow everyone else; we look at a problem and work out the best solution.

Where are we with the ‘Aspects of Engagement’?

Dale Pickles 0 2540

On the 22nd November 2018 the School Standards Minister, Nick Gibb announced ‘Pioneering new approach to assessing pupils with complex disabilities to be introduced in schools’. What is this new approach you ask? That would be the approach recommended by the Rochford Review 25 months ago. The reason for the announcement? The Government has published ‘Piloting the 7...

Transitioning to Our New Frameworks Webinar

Dale Pickles 0 2411

Earlier this week we ran our ‘Transitioning to B Squared's New Frameworks’ webinar. The webinar not only helped customers understand how easy it is to transition to the new frameworks with Connecting Steps, but answered a number of questions we have already been asked as well as others we believe we will be asked in the coming weeks.

Don't worry if you missed it, you can watch the recording here:

 

Where are we with the Rochford Review?

Dale Pickles 0 2426

In 2017 the government launched a public consultation on the Rochford Review: Final Report and in September 2017 published ‘Primary school pupil assessment: Rochford Review recommendations - government response’. This finally gave us guidance on the government’s plans...

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Transitioning to Our New Frameworks Webinar

Dale Pickles 0 2411

Earlier this week we ran our ‘Transitioning to B Squared's New Frameworks’ webinar. The webinar not only helped customers understand how easy it is to transition to the new frameworks with Connecting Steps, but answered a number of questions we have already been asked as well as others we believe we will be asked in the coming weeks.

Don't worry if you missed it, you can watch the recording here:

 

Life Without Levels - Four Years On

Alex Hurle 0 2749

The levels are dead…

In 2014, we were told that the National Curriculum level descriptors were bad. Possibly because teacher assessment was not as ‘accurate’ as testing. Possibly because the old level descriptor content didn’t match Gove’s new National Curriculum attainment targets. Possibly because a best-fit approach to assessment left ‘gaps’ in children’s learning. Possibly because parents and children didn’t...

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