Rachel Macfarlane, Education Director of Herts for Learning has been asked to join ‘Rethinking Assessment’.
This newly formed national forum is an action group comprising leading educators drawn from the private and state sectors who have come together to discuss the optimal assessment system for the UK at the current time. The group includes leaders from Eton, Bedales, St Paul’s, Latymer Upper School and a number of highly respected academy chains, as well as Geoff Barton of ASCL, Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching, and Kenneth Baker, former Education Minister.
“I am delighted to have been invited to participate in this vital national debate. There is a compelling case to rethink how we most accurately and usefully assess learners’ strengths and achievements, what we assess (to ensure that we are measuring and valuing knowledge, skills and characteristics and providing assessments useful to employers and higher education providers) and when and how often we assess. I look forward, through my membership, to being able to involve Hertfordshire school and setting leaders in contributing to this important debate.”