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Progress File Senior Manager Information Seminar Anne Cromie and Paul Wright March 2012. Learning Intentions. Participants will be aware of : current information from the Department of Education regarding statutory requirements for Progress File;
Senior Manager Information Seminar
Anne Cromie and Paul Wright
Participants will be aware of:
The Progress File
Recommendation for Progress File came from the Dearing Review of Qualifications (1996)
4. To assist people to best present those attributes they have relevant to future education, training and career goals.
Progress File: An Evaluation of
the Demonstration Projects
John Hall and Janet Powney
The SCRE Centre, University of Glasgow
education and skills
Circular Number: 2009/15
Pupil Reporting Regulations 2009
11th November 2009
Reporting summative information in the final years of
key stage 4 and sixth form:
“Schools are required to ensure that the following information is included in addition to the annual report :
Ref: Pupil Reporting Regulations 2009; DENI Circular 2009/15; para. 22-23.
“ …..The progress file process complements the careers education, information, advice and guidance curriculum; pupils continually update their career plan, and at each transition stage complete a standard career plan for inclusion in the progress file. The progress file is then used to inform careers advice and guidance, the selection of work-related learning opportunities, mock interviews and the development of personal statements.”
Ref: ETI-A Report of an Evaluation on The Quality of Learning Guidance in Post-Primary Schools (Feb 2010); Para. 7.4; p.12.
“In the majority of schools, the progress file is not used well to inform any robust target-setting, and does not inform a regular collaborative review process between the teachers and the pupils. In these schools the management of the progress file has not developed sufficiently from that of the record of achievement and there is a persistent lack of integration between the progress file and other aspects of the curriculum; there is little evidence that the progress file is valued by pupils”.
Ref: ETI-A Report of an Evaluation on The Quality of Learning Guidance in Post-Primary Schools (Feb 2010) Para. 7.2; p.12.
Ref: ETI-A Report of an Evaluation on The Quality of Learning Guidance in Post-Primary Schools (Feb 2010); p.11.
“is used effectively by pupils to reflect on their achievements, to set targets for progression and achievement in their learning and to inform their career decision making.
In the best practice, the progress file works effectively because it is fully supported by the senior management team, and is sharply focused on developing the pupils target setting skills”
Ref: ETI-A Report of an Evaluation on The Quality of Learning Guidance in Post-Primary Schools (Feb 2010) Para. 7.3; p.12.
Progress File is a process (not a product):
Ref: ETI-A Report of an Evaluation on The Quality of Learning Guidance in Post-Primary Schools (Feb 2010) Figure 1; p.2.
“The overall objective of effective CEIAG provision is to enable learners to become effective career decision makers, empowered to manage their own career development successfully, confidently and with due respect and care for their own needs, those of others and of their communities.”
Delivering the Entitlement Framework-Guidance for Schools October 2006; p19
The e-Progress File Project:
Development of an e-Progress File for pupils in Northern Ireland.
Post-16 - School
All About Me
Learning for LW
Learning for LW
Learning for LW
for Life &
e-Progress File can support pupils to:
How would you integrate into classroom practice?
Links to the Curriculum
Other Skills (Thinking Skills & Personal Capabilities)
Help pupils to:
Self-management is about:
The goal for teachers is to help pupils manage their learning in new situations and in the longer term.
Pupils can improve their communication skills by using many different techniques, forms and media to express information and ideas in tasks that mirror real-life situations.
Learning from the Experience of Schools.
Bloomfield Collegiate School
e-Progress File provides the opportunity for recording evidence of achievement and reflective planning
Commonly used for examinations and assessment with an emphasis on building and storing evidence of achievement
Used as a reflective tool to aid personal planning through discussion and setting targets
A place to record evidence of:
Thinking skills and personal capabilities
Assessment for learning
Learning for Life & Work
All teaching staff and Form Tutors shown the EWH website and talked through each section. Subject links and uses were discussed. Support available from PF Coordinator and the IT Manager
All pupils have access to the Internet in school and the majority have home access.
Pupils introduced to the website in school and encouraged to use the materials at home.
The Northern Ireland Curriculum aims to empower young people to achieve their
potential and to make informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their
Self-Awareness and Development
Identifying, assessing and developing skills
Acquiring and evaluating information, and reviewing experiences to identify and investigate appropriate career pathways
Developing skills in career planning, and employing effective career decision-making strategies to manage transition and make suitable career development choices
A Case Study at Hunterhouse College
Reporting Summative Assessment
Eti report 2010
Whole School Mentoring
Learning Guidance & Support
Career Wales Pilot KS4
Learning Guidance meetings for KS3
Career Wales PilotKS3
Pilot of Support for Sixth Form Reports
Sixth Form Pilot
Proposals for the academic year 2011/12
Use Career Wales for Getting Started in order to pilot the e-process at Key Stage 3 in preparation for Getting started NI the following Year.
Use Career Wales for Moving On in order to pilot the e-process at Key Stage 3 in preparation for Getting started NI the following Year.
Introduce twice yearly learning guidance meetings for Key stage 3 students using electronic profile for preparation.
Careers Education, Information and Guidance in Year 13
Section 5 Transition
Using Class News
Managerial considerations for effective use of Progress File
The electronic version of Progress File enables young people to have ownership of their portfolio and encourages independence. However, pupils will benefit most from the process where the role of the teacher as ‘supporter of student learning’ is overt.
Please complete the evaluation