Teachers are growing in familiarity and confidence in the use of the Engagement Model, which became statutory summative assessment in September 2021.
They are realising its potential for a whole range of children ‘not engaged in subject specific learning’. As such, pedagogy is developing that supports classroom based formative assessment , and leads into the statutory summative assessment for EHCP meetings, Annual Reviews etc .
Teachers wishing to look deeper into the potential of Engagement ,and its evidence base , may wish to look at this podcast ‘What you really need to know about Engagement’, presented by Bev Cockbill and Professor Barry Carpenter.
Teachers in Early Years are often the first to identify complex needs in young children . This article describes a recent research project which looked at teaching strategies to help teachers in this sector, in particular through the newly devised Engagement Profile.
New generation children in our classrooms requires New generation pedagogy. This article describes the results of a national school based research project using the tenet of Engagement as the foundation for that new generation of teaching practices.