Primary curriculum, key stage 1

Teaching and assessing the primary curriculum at key stage 1, primary school performance data, phonics.


  1. Phonics self-assessment form: Sound Discovery

    Information about the Sound Discovery programme and how it fulfils the department’s core criteria.

  2. ISSP primary curriculum project application form

    Application form for schools to propose new independent/state school partnerships (ISSPs) for specific subject teaching at primary level.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Early years foundation stage profile handbook
  2. National curriculum in England: primary curriculum
  3. KS1 English reading exemplification - working at greater depth within the expected standard
  4. Teacher assessment exemplification: KS1 mathematics
  5. Teacher assessment exemplification: KS1 English reading
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News and communications

  1. STA assessment update: 11 December 2018
  2. STA assessment update: 4 December 2018
  3. STA assessment update: 27 November 2018
  4. STA assessment update: 20 November 2018
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Research and statistics

  1. Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2018
  2. Approaches to assessment without levels in schools
  3. 2017 maladministration report
  4. 7 aspects of engagement pilot: qualitative evaluation
  5. Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2017
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. STEM Engagement across the NDA Group
  2. Regulating national assessments
  3. Primary school pupil assessment: Rochford Review recommendations
  4. Primary pupil assessment: Rochford Review impact assessment
  5. Commission on Assessment Without Levels: government response
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. National assessments regulation annual report 2018
  2. English hubs: list of primary schools
  3. National assessments regulation annual report 2017
  4. Phonics screening pilot at year 3
  5. Phonics: year 1 screening check statistics
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