Assessment Lead Programme: professional learning in the effective use of assessment

Colleagues at Evidence Based Education have asked us to draw your attention to a new programme of professional learning in assessment, which has seen good take-up from independent schools, including HMC members, and is receiving positive feedback. As such, members interested in assessment training may wish to consider the Assessment Lead Programme from Evidence Based Education. Below is a brief overview, and feedback from existing participants (including Bryanston School) can be found here.

The Assessment Lead Programme (ALP) is a course of learning and skills development created by Dr. Stuart Kime of Evidence Based Education, in conjunction with Prof Rob Coe at Durham University. It amounts to what they believe every teacher should know about the principles and application of great assessment. The ALP is offered as an online programme of learning of around 50 hours sustained over a school year. It includes tools and guides to support practitioners in demonstrably improving their assessment practice.

The aim of the Assessment Lead Programme is to improve the efficiency of assessment as a tool to improve the quality of information that supports effective teaching and learning. The programme enables education professionals to make assessment more efficient and purposeful, allowing them to make more reliable judgments about what pupils understand, can do and need next.

More information on the programme is available at the following link. The next cohort will begin in If you have any questions, please email [email protected].