As you are aware the Prime Minister announced earlier this week that primary schools should move to remote provision, except for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. They have further announced that due to the further disruption caused by this change, key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2) national curriculum assessments cannot continue as intended.
The following assessments, scheduled between April and July 2021, have been cancelled:
- KS1 teacher assessments
- KS2 tests and teacher assessments
- phonics screening check
- all statutory trialling
As a school we will continue to use assessment to inform teaching, to enable us to give information to parents on their child’s attainment in their annual report and to support transition of KS2 pupils to secondary school and within school.
These arrangements will apply for summer 2021 only, and the Government are planning for a full programme of primary assessments to take place in the 2021/22 academic year. This will include the introduction of the statutory reception baseline assessment and multiplication tables check for Year 4 children, as previously announced.