Progress matters in Primary too

The government should rethink plans to overhaul primary school league tables and ‘pupil progress’ should be the main accountability measure, says a January 2015 report.

The report from think tank CentreForum, called ‘Progress matters in primary too: Holding schools to account consistently’, was sponsored by Pearson.

We are delighted to have been able to continue our collaboration with CentreForum on school accountability, following the success of the original ‘Measuring what matters’ report. Primary schools, like secondary schools, need and deserve an accountability system that recognises and rewards them for ensuring every child achieves their potential. CentreForum's powerful analysis shows that a measure that prioritises the progress children make is the fairest and most effective way to do this.

Kath Donovan, director of Primary learning services, Pearson