« Last post by Blue Square Thing on July 15, 2014, 07:22:58 PM »
I would like to introduce book monitoring to my department and was just wondering how others do this?Is there nothing in the school's assessment policy on this sort of thing? It's the sort of thing I might expect to find there first off - although whether it will specify frequency is rather dependent on how intelligently it's been written in my experience: assistant heads who teach core subjects sometimes seem to think "every group every fortnight" is fine until someone tells them they only teach the kids once a fortnight and teach every child in the school...
Termly? Year group? Faculty? Whole school? Frequency?
Lots of questions!!
I do think you need to look at books. Perhaps half termly is a good starting point, but it sort of depends what you want to look for (progress over time perhaps?) and the atmosphere and culture in your department.
I think it would be interesting to use time at one departmental meeting to bring all the books from the department along (yours included) and for people to randomly pull books out and look at them perhaps. It would inspire some confidence on my part that this wasn't just a tick box check (ironically...). And to get another HoD to look at your departments books?