Pupil progress & attainment

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Key Stage 2 SATs: governors' role
    Key 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
    Understand 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.
  • Monitoring the progress of more able pupils
    Understand your role in monitoring the progress of more able and most able pupils. See questions you can ask your senior leaders and examples of policies for gifted and talented pupils.
  • 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.
  • Summer 2022 exam arrangements
    Exams are due to go ahead this summer, but there are some changes to normal procedure. Understand the current plans for summer 2022 and how assessment will differ from previous years.