Teacher assessment moderation: requirements for key stage 2

Guidance and requirements to support schools and local authorities involved in key stage 2 teacher assessment and statutory moderation in 2016.


The teacher assessment (TA) submission deadline for key stage 2 has been moved back. All submissions must be made on NCA tools by Thursday 30 June 2016.

Schools and local authorities (LAs) have a statutory duty to ensure that teacher assessment is accurate and in line with national standards. This guidance is for all those responsible for key stage 2 writing teacher assessment and moderation.

The guidance is reviewed annually and contains changes for the 2015 to 2016 academic year.

This guidance is for:

  • LA moderation managers
  • LA external moderators
  • all primary phase headteachers, senior school staff and year 6 teachers

It covers:

  • preparation for the moderation process
  • internal school moderation
  • suitable evidence for moderation
  • the moderation visit
  • moderation feedback