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.
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.
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 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.
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.
How will KS2 SATs work in 2018? We explain the format of the KS2 SATs in 2018 and link to the test materials published by the STA. We outline how scaled scores are calculated, how they are used to report pupils' attainment, and explain the significance of the content and cognitive domains.
Is there guidance on access arrangements for Key Stage (KS) 2 tests? We link to guidance from the Standards and Testing Agency explaining which pupils are eligible for access arrangements and what arrangements are available. You will also find information on applying for access arrangements.