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Name

Mr Graeme Hodgson

Specialisation

Extended Leadership

Role

Extended Leadership

School

Etone College

Areas of Support

  • Raising attainment through robust data tracking, reporting and seating plans.
  • Development of question level analysis for key assessment points.
  • Development of qualified, newly qualified and trainee teachers.

Mr Graeme Hodgson | Extended Leadership

Since joining Etone College in September 2011, I have held several positions of responsibility. In 2014 I was appointed the Assistant Head of Mathematics and during this time was responsible for the development of the new schemes of work for both the current GSCE and old GCSE specifications. During this period I developed a more detailed and robust analysis system for assessment, thus helping to track pupil progress more accurately. As a Lead Practitioner, from September 2015, I was responsible for the initial development of the whole school data tracking systems as well the introduction of a whole school, consistent approach, to seating plans and data tracking. During this time, I also achieved my Master in Education, with my research investigating the reinforcement of misconceptions in mathematics by both teachers and the textbooks and resources used in schools.

In my current role within the Leadership team my responsibilities now cover two main areas; firstly the continued development of reliable and accurate assessment and pupil data tracking, and secondly, the running of Initial Teacher Training programme within the school as Professional Mentor and the continued support of the professional development programme for qualified teachers, through the running of bespoke and whole school training sessions.

Impact

In 2017 Etone’s Mathematics department achieved a record set of GCSE exams results, as well as being the top performing department within the school and being significantly above national for overall Progress 8 scores in Mathematics. This has been achieved through me being a key driver and supporter by; writing the new Schemes of Work of KS4, helping to further develop and enhance the department resources, helping to coach teachers within the department, data tracking and running the exam revision programme.

Within the whole school, I have developed approaches to Data and Seating plans that provide a consistent and robust representation of both data and progress for all pupils in all year groups, as commented on by OFSTED in our most recent report in February 2017.