Pupil Book Study is a window into the lived experience of pupils, as opposed to just the observed experience. It is also a mirror in which to reflect professional practice and identify what helps learning, and what hinders it by outlining clear and coherent structures in which to talk with pupils and look at their books.
Pupil Book Study gives headteachers, senior and middle leaders a systematic toolkit to evaluate the impact of the curriculum through studying teaching and learning. Infused with cognitive science research and evidence-informed practice, it offers schools the architecture for excellence, helping remove the risk of making assumptions.
Pupil Book Study is a guide for schools that offers 7 specific and fully exemplified areas to focus quality assurance systems. The keystone between teaching, learning and the curriculum, Pupil Book Study offers schools the tools to explain why things are as they are and presents solutions to the areas that limit or hinder progress. Schools report that Pupil Book Study has been some of the most powerful and impactful work they have ever undertaken, resulting in positive change.
In November 2020, Pupil Book Study was shared with the Deputy Director, Senior HMI and policymakers at Ofsted.
About the Author
You may be surprised to learn that Alex did not engage well at school and was in the D stream throughout his school career. His parents were told not to waste tutoring money on him. Luckily, the Youth Training Scheme, employment and further education led Alex to eventually train as a primary school teacher.
Now, with 25+ years of experience in education, as a teacher, headteacher and leading adviser for school improvement, Alex is proud to be the Primary Adviser for Unity Schools Partnership and Research School. Working with teachers in classrooms, Alex implements evidence-informed practice. He is the creator and author of CUSP and has worked as an associate consultant for the Institute of Education, UCL.
His rule for school is simple: teach with excellence and never write anyone off.
The husband to Becky (a phenomenal reception teacher) and proud father of Jack and Finn; adventure calls to Alex and he is regularly drawn to the sea and mountains.
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|Publication Date||22 Mar 2021|
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Clare Fletcheron 23/03/2021
Quality Price ValueAs schools begin to think ahead to the new school year and what is really important, I hope they arrive at the answer :"curriculum." It sits at the heart of school improvement. How do we know all our efforts are achieving what we would hope for and transformational for every child? This book empowers school leaders to focus on what makes the most difference through a systematic approach to evaluating the impact of the curriculum on children's learning, led by research. It is clearly set out and enables the reader to follow the key ingredients that they can then use and apply in their own schools. I think it is brilliant!