We are delighted to announce that the Babcock 4S business has been acquired by Strictly Education.
Information from the DfE
New English writing frameworks were introduced in 2017/18; they remain unchanged for the 2018/19 academic year.
English reading and mathematics
Schools are no longer required to make statutory TA judgements in English reading and mathematics at KS2. This is to reduce assessment burdens in schools, as set out in the government response to the consultation on Primary assessment in England1. Test results for English reading and mathematics will continue to be used in school performance measures.
If a student does not take the SATS Test for Maths or Reading then the school will have to report teacher assessments.
So if a student does the test for Reading but not Maths then we will need teacher assessments for maths and vica versa.
We have updated the science frameworks for use from the 2018/19 academic year onwards. The ‘pupil can’ statements have been refined for clarity, based on feedback from teachers and other educational experts.
Pre-key stage standards
We have published revised pre-key stage standards for assessing pupils engaged in subject-specific study, who are working below the standard of national curriculum assessments. We have revised the ‘pupil can’ statements to ensure they appropriately represent the key aspects of each subject, allow for progression towards the national curriculum, and better reflect classroom practice. The changes apply from the 2018/19 academic year onwards. P scales 1 to 4 should continue to be used to assess pupils not engaged in subject-specific study at the end of KS2, for the 2018/19 academic year. P scales 5 to 8 are no longer used for statutory assessment.