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New National Curriculum Assessment

05/08/14

In June 2013 the Department for Education announced that the current National Curriculum and the system of ‘levels’ used to report children’s attainment and progress would be removed from September 2014.

Fast-forward 12 months and as the start of the new school year looms everyone at Protocol Education is ready to accommodate these changes by making sure the teachers we provide to schools are as well informed as possible.

During July Protocol Education are holding training sessions led by top curriculum trainer Michael Tidd to take primary practitioners through the main changes to the curriculum in a practical and informative way. Protocol Education will be developing resources in tandem with this training to make sure those who cannot make it can still benefit and be ready for the big change.

But what about the schools themselves, how will they adapt to the new curriculum and in particular the changes to assessment? A recent survey suggested that over half of primary schools are still unclear as to what assessment system they will adopt. The default option in most cases is to stick with the National Curriculum levels as they exist now and wait and see.

There are so many options available for schools it is east to see where the confusion might stem from. Whether it is best to create something truly bespoke or source a system externally the ideal will be to find an assessment system which really works for the pupils.

This week Protocol Education will be launching a white paper which gives schools a concise overview of the key changes to the changes in National Curriculum assessment and examines some of the options available.

Come September, Protocol Education will be providing teachers to schools where the method of assessment may radically differ from one and another. We will be doing our best to spread best practice and ensuring our candidates are as well informed about the assessment systems used in your school as possible.

Click here to download the white paper or view it on Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/Protocol_Education/protocol-powerpoint2.

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