This NEW course offers a practical and reflective workshop to enable enhanced progress from learners whilst reducing teacher workload. Develop critical strategies to embed assessment and feedback and make it a successful part of the culture of learner experience in your maths department, through a course which will re-energise your department, showing ways it can be re-focused led by an expert in both Maths and creating outstanding departments.


  • Explore an assessment and feedback approach that has been demonstrated to improve results and reduce teacher workload
  • Gain a full understanding of how to implement an assessment and feedback culture
  • Explore resources and teaching methods which improve learner understanding
  • Investigate methods to bring a planning culture to whole school Maths learning
  • Take back evidence of the assessment culture’s success to your school
COURSE DATES London Tuesday 06 November 2018
London Tuesday 22 January 2019
  • For current or aspiring Heads/Directors of maths, second in maths, maths lead practitioners or others with responsibility for assessment and progress in maths
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues



10.00 – 10.45am: Explore and develop the Curriculum model

  • How to consider, develop and improve the curriculum and its impact on for a successful feedback culture

10.45 – 11.30am: Planning approach

  • Enhancing the approach to planning a learning series
  • Producing sessions that have assessment and feedback at their heart
  • How to introduce a planning culture across the department

11.30 – 11.45am: Discussion: coffee break


11.45 – 12.45pm: Feedback culture and learner response

  • Embedding the culture of feedback, within your context, to develop greater ownership and quality in learner response and its capture
  • Evidence that demonstrates the success of the feedback culture for motivation, results and on staff workload

12.45 – 1.45pm: Lunch and informal discussion


1.45 – 2.30pm: Smart assessment and marking impact

  • A practical approach to ensure that assessment and marking has high impact without unrealistic expectations for teacher workload
  • Working examples

2.30 – 2.45pm: Discussion: afternoon tea


2.45 – 3.30pm: Applying this in your school

  • Explore how to implement these approaches on your return to school
  • Examine resources that facilitate the implementation of a feedback culture
  • Final Questions and Answers

Neil Donlan

Neil is Assistant Principal at the JCB Academy and Director of Student Performance. He is an Outstanding practitioner of Maths, with vast experience leading the transformation of Maths departments, improving several seriously underperforming departments.

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