Blogs

Fit for the future: How the PGCA is designed to support assessment practitioners innovate and progress in their professional life

by The Assessment Network, 11 June 2021
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In this blog, Dr Simon Child, Head of Assessment Training at Cambridge Assessment Network and Course Co-Director for the Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Educational Studies: Educational Assessment (PGCA) discusses how knowledge, authority and confidence in assessment practice can equip practitioners for the future.

What can we remove from education? SHAPE debates the seeds for innovation and the future of education

by Guest Blogger, 26 May 2021
two young girls looking at flowers in a garden

As part of our SHAPE Education initiative, we’re hosting monthly debates with educational experts on the future of education. This month we asked 'What can we remove from education?' and discussed how we can learn from the way the educational landscape has changed in the last year in relation to the attainment and wellbeing of learners.

Why assessment training may be the most valuable CPD for your staff

by The Assessment Network, 17 March 2021
Woman at training event with hand up
Simon Child, Head of Assessment Training at Cambridge Assessment Network, believes the time is right for robust assessment training that empowers teachers to contribute to the debate about the future of assessment. In this blog, from Laura Wheatman-Hill at TES, he explains that the current situation, and indeed the past year is shedding light on the need for change.

Choosing to challenge gender bias and inequality – Our people

by Alana Walden, 08 March 2021
Members of Cambridge Assessment's Women in Leadership staff network raising their hands in the choose to challenge pose for International Women's Day
Celebrated annually on March 8, International Women's Day marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. We spoke to members of Cambridge Assessment's Women in Leadership staff network to discuss their plans to mark International Women's Day, the theme for this year and the importance of the staff network in challenging bias and inequality in the workplace.

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Saul Nasse Blogger
Saul Nassé

Group Chief Executive, Cambridge Assessment 2018 - 21

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Tim Oates

Group Director of Assessment and Research