The NUT promotes a system of assessment which supports teaching and learning. These systems should be rooted in teachers’ professionalism and enable them to develop their expertise. Assessment should support and serve teaching and learning, not teacher and school accountability.


Year of assessment

The aim of this programme is to help teachers develop their expertise and to reclaim professional control over assessment. The programme explores some of the principles of assessment and provides practical examples of good practice. The materials are designed to be used flexibly at individuals’ own pace. We also hope they will inform dialogue with colleagues in schools.

Education View – from imperfect indicators to flawed measures: A critique of the government’s primary accountability proposals

Education View – from imperfect indicators to flawed measures

In the fourth of a new series of pieces by guest authors, Professor Colin Richards, Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Cumbria, argues that the Government’s proposals on primary accountability are flawed and dangerous.

Guest articles reflect the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect NUT policy.

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