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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
Rigorously analysing pupil progress to hold senior leaders to account is a key responsibility for governing boards. Download our list of questions to ask senior leaders to help you feel confident in scrutinising your school's pupil progress data.
Assessment for pupils with SEN
Learn the basics about assessment for pupils with SEN in just 1 minute. You can also download this QuickRead as a ready-made resource to share with colleagues.
Disadvantaged pupils: progress
What is the expected progress for disadvantaged pupils? The DfE does not set levels of expected progress for pupil premium eligible pupils. We relay advice from one of our associate education experts and the Ofsted inspection handbook on evaluating the progress of disadvantaged pupils.
End of KS1 assessments (SATs): statutory requirements
Understand how pupils are assessed at the end of Key Stage 1 (KS1) with guidance on what tests pupils take and how they are scored.
EYFS profile handbook: summary
Understand what the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) profile is and how to use it to monitor EYFS provision in your school.
Improving the achievement of low attaining pupils
How can we ensure low attainers achieve the best they can? Governors are responsible for promoting high standards of achievement for all pupils, including low attainers. We set out practical guidance from one of our associate education experts on how governors can fulfil this role.
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 2 SATs: governors' role
SATs are approaching. 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 for.
Key Stage 2 SATs in 2019
Understand how the Key Stage 2 SATs were administered and reported this year, and what role your governing board should play.
Monitoring pupil progress
Understand how you can effectively monitor pupil progress through analysing data and carrying out focused school visits. We also link to examples of questions that you can ask senior leaders.
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 'P scales', 'pre-Key-Stage standards' and the new 'engagement model' coming in September 2020.
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.
Pupil premium: demonstrating the impact
How can we show the impact of the pupil premium funding? We highlight examples of how schools can demonstrate the impact of the pupil premium spending. We also look at how to show the impact of pastoral support, and cite advice on presenting information to Ofsted.
Pupil premium: research on effective use of the funding
Is there any research into how schools might best use the pupil premium? We link to research on effective use of the pupil premium. We also look at the effectiveness of specific interventions funded by the pupil premium.
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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