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.

Last reviewed on 8 September 2021
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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  1. Coronavirus: what to consider
  2. Look at the data
  3. Discuss pupil progress with teachers
  4. Ask questions

Our associate experts Harry James, Jane Owens and Brendan Hollyer helped us to write this article.

Coronavirus: what to consider

Get ready to return to monitoring

But wait for your school leaders to give you the green light for when you can resume meetings with subject leads and go on school visits.

Staff and pupils may need time to settle back in after the past 18 months of disruption.

You’ll be monitoring internal data

This is because national data and exams continued to see disruption last year, so it’ll be difficult to make national comparisons.

Analyse School Performance (ASP): since formal exams and assessments were cancelled for summer 2021, ASP data will be out of date End-of-year data: any grades awarded (e.g. GSCE and A-level grades) won’t be available nationally for 2020/21. This'll make it harder to make comparisons between year groups Department for Education (DfE) performance tables: