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 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.
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.
What are the Key Stage (KS) 5 minimum standards? This article looks at the new accountability system which has taken effect from 2016 for post-16 providers. It relays information on the minimum standards for academic and applied general qualifications, and for tech levels.
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.
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.
How can we set aspirational targets in Key Stage (KS) 5? We relay advice from one of associate education experts on whether to set targets in both year 12 and year 13, and teacher involvement in setting targets. We also link to examples of how schools set targets in KS5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.