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  • A governor's guide to attainment and progress Attainment and progress describe pupil performance. You'll usually hear them mentioned together but they're not interchangeable. Understand the difference between the two with our guide.
  • Analysing pupil progress: questions to ask Use our questions to help you analyse pupil progress and confidently hold your school leaders to account.
  • Assessment for pupils with SEN Read the basics about assessment for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) on one page. You can also download this QuickRead as a ready-made resource to share with colleagues.
  • EYFS framework and profile: summary Understand everything you need to know about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and profile so you’re clued-up and ready to hold your school leaders to account.
  • Improving the progress of more able pupils How can we ensure more able pupils achieve the best they can? We look at governors' role in this and suggest questions that governors could ask school leaders. We also relay advice on good practice for the provision for more able pupils and link to examples of provision in schools.
  • Key Stage 1 assessments: statutory requirements UpdatedUnderstand how pupils are assessed at Key Stage 1 (KS1) with guidance on what tests pupils take and how they're scored.
  • Key Stage 2 SATs: governors' role UpdatedKey Stage (KS) 2 SATs will take place in May 2022. Here's what you need to know and what you should ask your head. And, if you're asked to be an 'independent observer' for your school's test administration, use our checklist so you know what to look out for.
  • Key Stage 2 SATs in 2022 UpdatedUnderstand how the Key Stage (KS) 2 SATs are administered and reported this year, and what role the governing board should play.
  • Monitoring pupil progress Find out how to go about monitoring pupil progress as your school returns to 'business as usual', so you can make sure pupils are reaching their full potential.
  • Performance data for pupils with SEN Learn how schools measure progress and attainment for pupils who can't access the curriculum or who are working below National Curriculum assessment standards. Understand 'the engagement model' and 'pre-Key-Stage standards' and how to monitor them.
  • Primary progress and attainment Get up to speed with the primary progress and attainment measures so you can understand your performance data and hold your school leadership to account.
  • School performance data: the basics Performance data can be overwhelming at first glance, but most governors don't need to know too much detail to do a good job. Get started with our quick guide on what you do and don't need to know about data.
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  • Good exam results: what you should do next If you've had successful exam results, you still need to challenge and support senior leaders. Read guidance on what to do on results day, and download our list of questions to ask your headteacher at your next meeting.
  • How to analyse your data using ASP (primary) Get to grips with analysing your data in Analyse School Performance (ASP) using guidance on how to access key data and question your results.
  • How to analyse your data using ASP (secondary) Analysing your performance data is a key part of understanding your school’s attainment and holding senior leaders to account. Read our guide on using Analyse School Performance (ASP) so you know what data is available to you and what to focus on.
  • Poll: does data help you make a difference? Do you see enough positive impact from the data your school collects?
  • Poor exam results: what you should do next It can be a stressful time for schools when pupils don't achieve the results they expect. Understand what to do on results day, and download our list of questions to challenge and support your headteacher at your next meeting.
  • Progress 8 explained Progress 8 can be complicated and confusing. Get up to speed with what it is and what's included in it so you can understand your school's performance data.
  • Questions to ask about your school's performance data You don't need to be a data expert to use performance data effectively. Use our guide to learn how to prepare for and participate in data-driven meetings.
  • Removal of the floor and coasting standards The DfE will instead use an Ofsted ‘requires improvement’ judgement as the sole basis for an ‘offer of support’. Read more about the changes and the support that will be available for schools.
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