Is there information on children’s key person? We explain that each child must have a designated key person in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and we look at how many children should be assigned to a key person.
Are there any key holder policies from schools? This article refers to key holder policies and related policies from primary, secondary and special schools. You will also find a model school key policy and guidance on selecting key holders.
Are there any examples of KPIs used by schools? We set out information on what KPIs are and how they might be used. We also link to examples of key performance indicators (KPIs) from a range of schools and multi-academy trusts (MATs), including KPIs linked to development objectives and values.
What are the key features of effective teaching? In this article, we refer to a range of research that explores the characteristics of effective teaching. We also link to further information on how Ofsted inspects the quality of teaching in schools.
What is the format of the Key Stage (KS) 1 tests in 2018? We look at guidance on the KS1 tests in reading, maths, and grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS), and on test administration. We also outline how the tests are marked and scored.
Do you have an example of a checklist of Key Stage leaders' duties? We worked with two of our associate education experts to create a downloadable KeyDoc checklist highlighting tasks that a Key Stage leader may need to complete each day, week, half-term, term and academic year.
Are there any examples of Key Stage 2 timetables? We point to examples of Key Stage 2 class timetables from a range of primary schools. We also link to another article from The Key that looks at examples of timetables for the early years.
Which subjects are statutory at Key Stage (KS) 3 and 4? In this article, we outline the subjects that maintained schools must teach in KS3 and 4. We also explain that academies are not required to follow the National Curriculum, but they must teach certain subjects.
Why would schools condense the Key Stage (KS) 3 curriculum? We outline the potential advantages and disadvantages of condensing the KS3 curriculum. We also include case studies of schools with a two-year KS3, and link to findings from the National Curriculum review on condensing KS3.
How much time should we spend teaching each curriculum subject? We explain that schools decide how much teaching time to allocate to each curriculum subject. We also link to examples of class timetables from schools, and a suggested timetable from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.
What are the statutory requirements for Key Stage (KS) 1 assessments? In this article, we refer to the assessment and reporting arrangements document for KS1 in 2016/17, and we outline the requirements for KS1 tests, teacher assessments and the phonics screening check.
What are the criteria for access arrangements in Key Stage (KS) 1? You will find guidance on which pupils are eligible for access arrangements. We also explain that you are not required to apply for access arrangements in KS1.
Are there analysis tools for Key Stage (KS) 1 and 2 tests? Question level analysis data for the 2017 tests is provided by Analyse School Performance. We relay advice on conducting test analysis from one of our associate education experts and link to commercial examples.