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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Are there 'mastery' activities for English and mathematics? In this article, we relay advice from two of our associate education experts on activities for pupils who are at 'mastery' standard in Key Stage 1. We also look at how one school teaches mastery in maths and reading.
Are there ‘mastery’ reading activities for Key Stage (KS) 2 pupils? We relay advice from one of our experts on activities for pupils working at a mastery level. We also look at a mastery curriculum developed by a teaching school alliance, and explain there is no mastery standard for KS2 reading.
How can we teach mastery in writing in KS2? In this article we relay advice from two of our associate education experts on how schools can teach and show mastery in writing. We also link to further articles on mastery activities in writing, reading and maths.
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.
What qualifies a pupil for additional time in Key Stage (KS) 2 tests? We refer to guidance from the Standards and Testing Agency on how pupils can qualify for additional time in 2018 KS2 National Curriculum assessments (SATs). You will also find advice on evidencing eligibility for additional time.
Can we read test questions to pupils? We set out the Standards and Testing Agency's guidelines on when pupils may have readers in Key Stage 2 tests. You will also find advice on evidencing a pupil’s eligibility for a reader, and answers to some frequently asked questions about using readers.
What are ‘content domains’ in relation to end-of-Key-Stage tests? We relay advice from the Standards and Testing Agency on what ‘content domains’ are. We also look at whether Key Stage 2 tests include questions about curriculum content covered from years 3-6.