A Completions Programme for Schools


This Completions Programme measures the weekly progress of individual students through a body of work in a range of subjects. This is useful to swiftly detect strengths and weaknesses in ongoing delivery, enabling quick action through the support of weaker classes or subjects and alignment of resources to boost strong classes and subjects. Its primary purpose is to make sure that the least possible time is wasted, for the sake of the students.

1. Develop a form which will enable swift and accurate reporting on Weekly Completions without being cumbersome or consuming more than a few minutes of each teacher’s working day.

2. Collect in the data each week as a running record of the school’s production. You can develop whatever administration around this that seems useful or appropriate. One basic step would be to add up the subject totals to get an overall school total. ___

3. Understand to a sufficient degree how each subject teacher has dealt with the requirement for a workable weekly Completions stat. This may require visiting a teacher and viewing their Progress Board material in operation. ___

4. Once the Completion statistic has been reported for two weeks, review it and see if any line or subject needs correction so that the statistic is reported as it has been defined. ___

5. Provide a plentiful supply of graph paper to each teacher in the school ___

6. Once the Completion stat has been reported for three weeks, have teachers graph the statistic of Completions for

  1. their subject

  2. each class

  3. each individual student.

If their earlier administration is working, this graphing step should take no more than 15 minutes each week. ___

7. Check each teacher’s admin including graphs over the ensuing t