Climbing Frames covers the whole of the new curriculum, from maths, science and English, to modern languages and computing.
The toolkit comprises a complete set of subject assessment frames and record sheets designed to support ongoing assessment of pupils in each subject.
The frames are thorough, detailed and cover both primary and secondary phases. In fact, one of the pack’s strengths is that it will help you smoothly manage transition pupils.
Climbing Frames will enable your school to:
- Provide a record of attainment and progress on a regular basis
- Identify and support students who are on, below or above trajectory to succeed.
- Allow for local adaptation so you can exert your own particular priorities or juggle content into different years.
- Create thorough, actionable progress data using an integrated paper and digital system
The assessment frames are organised in strands defined by the new National Curriculum, and arranged across years to increase the level of challenge or depth, and to put learning into a logical order.
Importantly, this scheme uses three steps in each year, approximating to one step each term. This allows closer scrutiny of progress and keeps a strong focus on keeping up with the current year’s objectives. The paper edition of Climbing Frames will launch in November 2014, with the web-based app version following in January 2015.
The Climbing Frames digital app enables you to create pupil assessments using iPads, and store data on a secure, bespoke school Data Centre that can also be access through your PC/laptop. As well as giving your staff a digital option for entering assessment data, crucially, it will enable you to create in-depth, comprehensive data and analysis.
This will give you a powerful tool to help your middle leaders track progress across their departments and the SLT to track and analyse pupil progress across the whole school.