“Progression in learning should always be at the heart of curriculum design…”
Taith360 has been designed with pupil educational development at its core. Whether that be using attainments recorded on the system to help identify key next steps, or using contextual group or attendance details to identify potential barriers to learning, the pupil is at the centre of the system. Having key data at your fingertips can help to ensure that each pupil makes the most out of their school journey.
“While descriptions of learning articulate how learners should make progress in learning around specific statements of what matters…”
Recording pupil attainment and progress (from emerging to embedded) enables you to understand how well a pupil is progressing through each of the statements of what matter, and provides you with the information needed to ensure that the correct next steps are identified for each pupil.
“Progression is reflected in the statements of what matters, the descriptions of learning for each of these statements and is also the primary purpose of assessment. Understanding how learners progress is critical to learning and teaching and should inform curriculum design, classroom planning and assessment.”
On Taith360, we have recently added functionality to enable you to see how a pupil is progressing between fixed dates, whether that be narrowed down to a term or half term, or expanded out to cover multiple years. This enables you to focus on the results of a specific intervention, or the success of a particular unit of work.
This is in addition to the Pupil, Class and School Overview pages, where you can always see the progress made in the current academic year compared with attainment in all years prior to the current year. You can also use the Class and School Overview pages to compare progress and attainment between pupils (to identify potential intervention groups) and compare contextual groups (such as boys versus girls), to ensure there is no clear gap between these groups.
“…the principles of progression for each area articulate the broader principles of what progression means in the Area as a whole.”
We have also added the principles of progression to our planning functionality on Taith360, so that teachers can ensure they have a good grasp of what progression should look like when they are delivering their units of work. They can select where they feel pupils are within the principles of progression, and use this to help steer the learning taking place in the classroom.
“…schools and practitioners must use these principles to inform all learning in supporting progression.”
So, as you can see, just as it is with your pupils and schools, Taith360 is always moving forward.