As Ofsted's report on 'Key Stage 3: the wasted years' said, 'The importance of a good start to a pupil's secondary school education cannot be overemphasised'. We couldn't agree more.' Here, Andy Daly, Principal of Swavesey Village College, explains how they introduced standardised tests following the removal of national curriculum levels.
It’s been five years since I started as Head of Educational Support at Nottingham Girls’ High School (NGHS). I love my job and one of the main reasons for this is that I have the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing young women every day of the week.
The Grammar School at Leeds, Junior School uses GL Assessment’s Progress Test Series for English and Maths, in conjunction with other types of assessments and teacher judgements (that can be evidenced through books) to build a holistic picture of a how a pupil is achieving and progressing. The results of all summative and formative assessments, together with teacher judgment grades, are entered termly on the school's data system).