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Mick Walker

Mick Walker's teaching career extends over eighteen years including work in secondary, sixth form and further education institutions as well as work in higher education as an external examiner. Mick played a key role in the National Assessment Authority’s (NAA) modernisation programme.

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Mick Walker

Why aren’t teachers trusted when it comes to assessment?

In the changing landscape of primary assessment, Mick Walker, Former Executive Director of Education at the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency, discusses the new accountabilities. Put your questions to Catherine Wreyford, head of assessment policy, from the DfE at the Primary...