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Weekly Evaluation Sheet: A simple but impactful monitoring tool

After a ‘requires improvement’ judgement, as part of his school’s response Gavin Hamilton implemented the Weekly Evaluation Sheet to help focus minds, improve monitoring and intervention, and cut workload...


After a judgement of “requires improvement”, I was “invited” to a course entitled Beyond Monitoring by the local authority. I approached it with an open mind as anything that improved the quality of our offer to our pupils was to be welcomed.

The aims were to ensure effective pedagogical leadership at all levels and enable schools to develop their own bespoke procedures and systems to improve learning and teaching.

There were a lot of good strategies to improve our monitoring and more importantly these had been tried and tested and found to be successful. The facilitators had both been involved from inception to delivery so were forthcoming about the pitfalls and positives. Their anecdotes and reflections ensured almost total buy in from the audience.

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