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Moderating using online comparative judgement tools

Comparative judgement is a modern approach to teacher assessment. Instead of marking every piece of writing individually, you can scan every pupil’s portfolio into the No More Marking comparative judgement enging. The by making a number of comparisons of pairs of items you build up a measurement scale. Instead of making absolute judgements of quality, which we as humans can’t do, you make comparison judgements of quality. The software has processed more than 2 million judgements and now The Kite TSA is working with No More Marking to bring together groups of Year 2 and Year 6 teachers to learn how to take advantage of this time-saving and quality-enhancing moderation tool. 

Welcome to our new website!

There’s always lots of information we want to share with you about what is happening across the Kite TSA and what you can read about today is just the beginning. We hope you will find this website to be an excellent resource for ideas, new connections and opportunities. We’re very happy to receive ideas and feedback – whether it’s to point out a typo or to tell us about opportunities which would benefit the Kite TSA network. If you are one of the individuals and organisations that is linked here we would be grateful if you could add a link to the Kite TSA website from yours. Here’s to exciting time for all the schools and organisations involved with The Kite TSA Cambridge.

Women Ed

WomenEd is a grassroots movement which connects existing and aspiring leaders in education. Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education there still remain gender inequalities, particularly at senior leadership level. The situation regarding BME leadership is even more dire considering the fact that the student population is becoming increasingly diverse. This situation is clearly unacceptable and rapid change is needed. #WomenEd will therefore campaign and use its collective power to make improvements, so that there is a more equitable balance in terms of gender and ethnicity at leadership level across all sectors of education.

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Tashi and the Monk

This multi-award winning film documentary is set on a remote Himalayan mountaintop where a Buddhist Monk, Lobsang (who trained under His Holiness the Dalai Lama) has created a unique community which rescues orphaned and neglected children. The story follows 5 year-old Tashi who’s mother recently passed away and has been abandoned by her alcoholic father. Wild and troubled, Tashi is struggling to find her place amongst 84 new siblings. A beautiful film about a community’s love, compassion and patience as Tashi adjusts and begins to find her place.

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