3b – Formative Evaluation takes place

Meaning – staff should regularly be carrying out a formative evaluation of the impact of their CPD and new approaches that they take on pupils.

What does that look like in practice?

Many CPD models, such as teacher enquiry and Lesson Study include a great deal of formative assessment. An example of a form of this is below.

Two NQTs in a Maths department agree that they would like to improve their ability to teach pupils with English as an Additional Language. They both attend an external course run by the local authority specifically targeted at approaches to support EAL pupils. Collaboratively they contextualise this input to their subject and collaboratively plan a number of approaches. They meet three times over a term to refine and develop their approach, and share their findings. Using pupil interviews, comparisons of pupil work and a questionnaire at the beginning and end of term, the NQTs were able to conclude which approaches worked best.

The Needs Analysis and Evaluation section has a number of articles, blogs, tools and guidance to support you in enabling pupil focussed CPD and formative assessment.