Implementing APP in mathematics in a London secondary school
- Feb 2010
- Assessing Pupils' Progress
- Implementing the APP approach in mathematics
- School name:
- Holy Family Technology College
This case study evaluates how a school implemented the Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP) approach in mathematics. You can find details of how the mathematics team planned their approach, teachers' reflections on how a given process went, the impact of any changes and next steps for maintaining and improving their processes.
- The Holy Family Technology College is a Catholic school catering for 1110 pupils, aged 11 to 19, including a sixth form of around 210 pupils.
- Students come from a wide catchment area within the London Borough of Waltham Forest and beyond.
- Four-fifths of pupils are from minority ethnic groups, of which Caribbean and African are the largest, each comprising about one-sixth of the pupils.
- One-quarter of students speak a first language other than English.
- While students come from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, the proportion eligible for free school meals is close to the national average.
- The percentage of pupils with identified learning difficulties or disabilities, or with statements of special educational needs, is lower than the national average.
- The school has been a specialist technology college since 2000.
- There are 11 teachers in the mathematics department.
This case study looks at how a secondary team planned their approach within Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP) in mathematics. This includes the starting points for planning and how the school generated support for their APP project.
This case study looks at how a secondary team reflected on their experiences within Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP) in mathematics. This includes how changing priorities affected teaching approaches.
This case study looks at how a secondary team organised assessments within Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP) in mathematics. This includes the impact on assessment types and teacher involvement.
This case study looks at the next steps of a secondary team within Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP) in mathematics. This includes their future plans for the APP process.