Ofqual – National Curriculum Assessments Review Report: 2010 Key Stage 2 Tests.
DfE press notice – Schools Minister Nick Gibb today announced a matched funding scheme to help primary schools teach systematic synthetic phonics and drive up reading standards.
DfE – Website for the review of Key Stage 2 testing, assessment and accountability. BBC news – A review of Sats tests in England’s primary schools is calling for changes […]
Review of Key Stage 2 testing and accountability – progress report. TES article – There is a clear need to change the system of key stage 2 testing in some […]
TES article – Parliamentary pressure is growing against the Government’s plans for a national phonics tests for all six-year-olds. Both the former and current chairs of the Commons education select […]
Ofqual – Regulatory Framework for National Assessments: National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage.
DfE – DfE and QCDA have worked together to revise the National Curriculum website to focus on the statutory Programmes of Study that schools must follow. The site also contains […]
See also More commentary on new National Curriculum proposals. Gov.UK – The curriculum contains the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects, at all key stages, except key […]
DfE Research and Statistics – Key Stage 1 Attainment by Pupil Characteristics in England 2009/10.
TES article – Phonics expert labels Year 1 test plans ‘a waste of money’. TES letter – Nonsense words spell a nonsensical future.
Oftsed – Successful Science: an evaluation of science education in England 2007-20. TES article – Staff’s confidence crisis hits science grades. DfE news – The Department responds to Ofsted’s report […]
BBC news – Ofsted inspectors say literacy standards ‘fall short’. Ofsted report – Reading by six: how the best schools do it.
Cambridge Primary Review – the condition and future of primary education in England. Final report of the Primary Review chaired by Sir Jim Rose. Revised Primary Framework for Literacy and […]
Government announcement that state schools will be able to offer iGCSE qualifications and that previous government’s proposed changes to the primary curriculum and Key Stage 3 level descriptions will not […]