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Statutory assessment 2020-21 (COVID-19)

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Updated 22 June 2021

The Government have announced that all KS1 and KS2 national curriculum assessments cannot continue as intended, and KS1 teacher assessments, KS2 tests and teacher assessments, phonics screening check and all statutory trialling has been cancelled in 2021. Therefore, all Local Authority statutory assessment training have been rescheduled for 2022, and all teachers booked on training sessions have been notified of the new dates.

Primary schools do not need to complete any further activities to prepare for these assessments. However, we know that schools will continue to use assessment to inform teaching (whether face to face or remote), to enable them to give information to parents on their child's attainment in their statutory annual report and to support transition of KS2 pupils to secondary school.

Therefore, for all maintained schools and those academies who have commissioned Plymouth as their assessment provider this year, we will offer two online courses for teachers in years 2 and 6 at no cost:

Making Teacher Assessment Work KS1, 3.30 - 5pm 2 OR 3 March 2021

Making Teacher Assessment Work KS2, 3.30 - 5pm 16 OR 17 March 2021

Sessions will look at how to maximise consistent, effective summative teacher assessment at the end of each key stage in order to ensure learning supports progress and is well matched to children's needs, and supports smooth transition and future planning. Teachers previously booked on statutory assessment courses will automatically receive bookings; for any additional bookings schools should email directly.

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