The annual Chief Inspector's report summarises the progress made by Lambeth schools, pupils and the school community in raising achievement throughout the academic year. It also serves as an evaluation of the Local Authority’s work, in partnership with schools, through its Education and Learning Strategy, to achieve priorities against annual targets and the council’s vision for excellent schools provision.
Book now: LSP event: 2nd July: Pupil Premium is dead: long live reducing the difference
book now for an LSP event on the subject of Pupil Premium and its impact on Closing the Gap in primary & secondary, evidence and practice.
Keynote Speaker: Marc Rowland, Head of London’s Research School based at Rosendale Primary School
Harriet Russell, Durand Academy
Andrea Parker, Bonneville Primary School
Gary Phillips, Lilian Baylis Technology School
Date: 2 July 4.00-5.30pm, Venue Dunraven School.
Audience: Teachers, leaders & governors welcome.
Lockdown Policy and Procedures - examples
Supporting schools with critical incident planning,
The attached lockdown policies and procedures have been provided by two of our partnership schools and are being made available to download and guide other subscriber schools in developing their own policy.
A leaflet for maintained schools and academies: Inspections of schools
Information for schools in relation to school inspections
A summary of the changes to primary assessment that the DfE published on 14th September 2017
The DfE has published the government's response to the 'Primary assessment in England' consultation.
The response confirms the government's intention to:
- move to a more flexible approach of assessing English writing from the 2017 to 2018 academic year onwards
- change the starting point for primary school progress measures to the reception year - with a new statutory assessment to be introduced in reception from 2020
- remove the statutory status of end of key stage 1 assessments once the reception baseline assessment has become fully established, from 2023
- remove the duty for teachers to assess pupils against statutory English reading and mathematics frameworks at the end of key stage 2 from the 2018 to 2019 academic year onwards
- improve the early years foundation stage profile by clarifying the descriptors underpinning the Early Learning Goals and reviewing supporting guidance
- introduce an online multiplication tables check to be taken by pupils at the end of year 4 from the 2019 to 2020 academic year
2017 to 2018 revised teacher assessment frameworks
Alongside the government responses to these consultations, they have also today published teacher assessment frameworks for use in the 2017 to 2018 academic year, which include revised frameworks for the assessment of English writing that provide teachers with greater flexibility when making judgements about their pupils' work. Further guidance and exemplification materials will be published later in the autumn term. Revised frameworks for the assessment of
English reading, mathematics and science will be published in due course for use from the 2018 to 2019 academic year.
Additionally, they’ve updated the interim pre-key stage standards for English writing, used for pupils working below the overall standard of national curriculum tests, to align with changes made to the frameworks. These standards should be used in the 2017 to 2018 academic year. Revised pre-key stage
standards for all subjects will be published in due course for use from the 2018 to 2019 academic year onwards.