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Primary assessment in England - Westminster Education Forum

This seminar will examine the next steps for primary assessment in England, looking at:


  • The national rollout of the baseline assessment;
  • The future for primary assessment beyond reception; and
  • Assessment of children below the national curriculum standard.


Speakers and their expected contributions


The agenda includes keynote addresses from:


  • Jim Magee, Head of Assessment Policy, Standards and Testing Agency, Department for Education – on the implementation of baseline assessment in England and the wider primary assessment landscape;
  • Jon Gibson, Member, NASEN Advisory Group – on priorities for assessments that meet the needs of pupils working below the national curriculum standard; and
  • Senior speaker confirmed from NFER – on the development of the baseline assessment, and how it will work in practice.


There will be further speaking contributions from:


  • Claire Harnden, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, South Farnham Educational Trust – on the experience of their MAT in the implementation and use of the baseline assessment;
  • Tiffnie Harris, Primary Specialist, ASCL – on views of their members on the introduction of the baseline assessment;
  • Kerry-Jane Packman, Development and Membership Director, Parentkind – on the implementation of the baseline assessment, and wider views on assessments at primary level; and
  • Cassie Young, Head of School, Brenzett CoE Primary School, Kent – on her experience of how primary assessment can be most effectively utilised, as well as the impact of the multiplication checks.


The agenda


  • The roll out of baseline assessment – lessons from the trial;
  • Preparing for the statutory introduction of baseline assessment and its likely impact – the design of the test, use of data, and the impact on pupils and teachers;
  • The role of assessment at primary level in assessing school standards;
  • Primary assessment beyond reception – measuring school progress, the use of formative assessment, and the implementation of multiplication checks;
  • Assessing the needs of learners below the standard of the national curriculum tests – progress since the Rochford Review; and
  • Policy priorities for the reforms to Primary Assessment.

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