J E N I J O H N S O N
W C P S
Higher ability writers
leaving FS2 made less
progress across Key stage 1
than other ability groups.
-My own classroom
-Dispositions for learning
WHAT IS A RUBRIC?
EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit
Feedback is extremely cost effective and has high impact
on pupil attainment.
Ron Berger 2014
“Not only does a rubric empower students with the understanding of
where they need to go as learners and how to get there but it also
builds independence, critical thinking skills, perseverance and self-
SETTING UP THE PROJECT
• Action plan – RAP
• Shared with the Y1 team and leadership
• Baseline data
Teaching and learning at the heart of the project.
Modelling excellence and welcoming colleagues into my classroom to observe my own use of rubrics and to
inspire a new way of thinking in the team.
Learning centred leadership - creating opportunities to talk about teaching and
LEADING THE TEAM
Working as a team to adapt and innovate the approach, using further
coaching sessions, joint planning, team teaching, sharing of resources and a
chance to observe my practice to support their evaluation and continued
development of the approach in their own classroom.
• Increased progress for the higher ability writers
• Consistent and effective use of rubrics in all classes.
• The vision I set out at the start of the project had been
fulfilled as a team
• Colleagues are now motivated and confident in using the
rubric tool in their everyday practice.
• Moving forward to transition
External validation from school visitors, school
enquiries. Working alongside Ronnie Woods and
Rubric day! Coached individuals to develop effective
use of this tool in their own practice and supported
the development of the tool in other schools.