Assessment and Differentiation in the Mainstream Classroom as a Newly Qualified Teacher

This course will explore assessment, with a key focus on the assessment guidelines for primary schools. Both formative and summative assessment will be addressed. We will also examine the various types of standardised tests, as well as the role of standardised testing. Following this, we will outline the importance of differentiation in the creation of an inclusive classroom and look at practical ways to differentiate for pupil’s learning. Team-teaching will be explored as one such strategy. Finally, we will discuss the importance of communicating effectively and working with parents when teaching in a mainstream classroom.