This year’s public exam results have largely brought disappointment to many schools and parents who were hopeful that the awarding bodies would be more sympathetic to their needs in the wake of Covid-19.
Dr Helen Wright, is an experienced non-executive director with a particular expertise in supporting UK and international education companies. She is regularly asked to contribute to international education conferences, on topics including internationalising schools and engaging with digital technologies to extend global educational and career opportunities for young people. She also coaches and supports several school leaders and school Boards across the globe, and as an Associate of LSC Education (international executive search), she has helped to recruit numerous candidates for roles in international schools across the world. She is driven by wanting to make a positive difference for the next generation.
Since incorporation, Dr Helen Wright as Chair of the MMP Advisory Board, has delivered a wealth of experience derived from an energetic executive and non-executive career in education, spanning 30 years to date in the UK and international sector, including 13 years leading schools as Head. She has served as Vice-Chair of the Independent Schools’ Council and President of the UK Girls’ Schools Association.
Dr Helen Wright recently wrote the following about Mark My Papers in an article on the importance of accurate exam grading and the constant need for careful and considered preparation.
If you have exams ahead, please make sure you plan your past papers for maximum effect so that you may avoid the heartache of a lower-than-expected grade.
In her words. Thank you to Dr Helen Wright….
‘For us to shift this exam grade bell-curve, much has to change in our national education provision – and I know from my work around the world that what applies in the UK is true elsewhere. One of the stark realisations I have had in recent years from supporting the CEO and team at Mark My Papers, as Chair of their Advisory Board, is that the quality of preparation for examinations of students by many national or state schools is very precarious. I have written in the past about my admiration for Mark My Papers and the work they do in giving schools – any school, regardless of their demographic – swift, accurate, unbiased feedback on students’ mock exams, and I continue to be impressed (which is why I support them!), not least because it is painfully obvious from so many of the papers that they mark that the students have not been well-prepared for their gateway public examinations. This can occur because students were taught by a non-specialist teacher, or because a change in the subject specifications has gone unnoticed, or because the students have not had enough practice in the very particular technique needed to answer question types, or (and this affects every single school in some way – ignore this, schools, at your peril!) because of unconscious bias in teacher marking (eg “I know this is what they meant to say, so I will give them the mark”).’
If you have exams in October or November now is the time to finalise your revision plans. You can read the full article here….https://lnkd.in/eRgjYEaJ