PRACTICAL ACTION: Putting measures in place
Using the outcomes from the discussions above,
trial one new method of collecting information in
each class for an agreed length of time. At the
end of the trial, arrange a workshop at which
individuals provide feedback on the strengths and
weaknesses of each method. Based on these
findings, decide which methods are most
appropriate for your school and refine them for
TALKING POINT: How are you going to
measure your achievements?
Taking each of your aims in turn and looking at the
goals you have set in the activity on the other side
of this card, talk through the following questions
• What quantitative information can we collect to
help us measure the progress we are making
towards achieving this aim?
• What qualitative information can we collect?
• What methods could we use to collect this
Being clear about what you’re trying to achieve
through your curriculum development work and
putting measures in place that will help you to see the
impact of your hard work is really important. None of
the schools involved in curriculum co-development
are innovating without purpose. They are involved in
‘disciplined innovation’ that enables them to
demonstrate the impact of the changes they’ve made.
This approach makes your work invaluable not only to
you and your school community as you move your
curriculum forward, but to organisations like QCA as
we work to inform policy that will impact on schools
for years to come.