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What is the role of the link governor for assessment? One of our associate education experts looks at what the role of link governor for assessment involves. The article also includes suggestions of questions the governor could ask of school leaders.

We asked Vicky Redding, one of our associate education experts, what the role of link governor for assessment might involve. Her suggestions are set out under the headings below. 

Monitor the school's assessment system

Vicky said that the link governor for assessment must monitor the school's system for assessing its pupils.

Since September 2014, schools have not been required to follow National Curriculum levels for assessment.

A guidance document, published by the Department for Education (DfE), explains that although levels have been removed, every school curriculum:

... must include an assessment system which enables schools to check what pupils have learned and whether they are on track to meet expectations at the end of the key stage, and to report regularly to parents.

Vicky pointed out that the link governor for assessment should not be involved