At Pool Hayes Academy, music teacher Alex Hodges has been using Doddle to embed a new approach to assessment in music. Alex has been RAG (red, amber, green) rating individual skill statements to track students’ strengths and weaknesses each lesson and giving her students the opportunity and incentive to make meaningful progress.
I came to my role as Vice Principal for Teaching & Learning at a time of significant change to the curriculum and the impact it has made on teacher and student workload. In the light of more terminally assessed linear exams, I had to urgently address students taking greater responsibility for their own knowledge and enable targeted, effective homework and revision.
Weston Favell Academy share homework and assessment information with parents quickly and easily through Doddle Parent. It’s a fantastic way to facilitate more efficient communication between school and home and enables parents to support their children more effectively.
“Doddle is a really good assessment tool because it gives us a profile of what students can and can’t do. With the old National Curriculum levels system, it was impossible to allocate a level to an individual activity so you always got a best-fit number, which didn’t really mean anything. But with Doddle students know exactly what it is they have to work on to improve.”
“Doddle enables us to support students in mastering core skills while those students who are already confident can move on with their learning, and this is one of the reasons I would recommend it.”
In this blog post, Paul Harris explains how a team of student Doddle Champions are making a real difference to students independently accessing Doddle at Howden School.
Otis McFadden from Firth Park Academy describes how they have been using Doddle to track progress and lead meaningful interventions across the school.
Read his blog and watch the video of his recent presentation on how Doddle has enhanced teaching and assessment in his school.
Doddle Progress offers detailed, powerful feedback about students and classes; provides teachers with tailored content that improves the quality of first teaching, interventions, and revision; and creates genuine motivation with students to improve.
We spoke to Stuart Cousins, Deputy Head at All Saints Catholic College in Huddersfield, about how he uses Doddle to tailor and support his teaching in the classroom.
Jeremy Newnham, Headteacher at Caistor Yarborough shared with us the school’s success at using Doddle to implement the Diagnose, Therapy, Test (DTT) intervention model, and how students have benefited from using Doddle both in and outside of the classroom.