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  • The Rochford Review: What you need to know

    With the end-of-key-stage assessments imminent, here's a quick reminder of what the Rochford Review recommendations are for assessing children working 'working below the standards of the national curriculum tests but who are above the level of the P scales'.

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  • Stepping forward: Comprehension at KS1

    At the same time that the government published the KS2 teacher assessment exemplifications, it also published guidance for KS1 teacher assessment, and though most of the guidance was as expected with regards to phonics and reading fluency there were a few interesting points. 

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  • 5 top tips for making KS1 SATs less stressful for children

    Key Stage 1 SATs have long been controversial. But with tests this year the first to be linked to the new curriculum, they feel more high-stakes than ever. With this in mind here are 5 ideas to help you to prepare your children and minimise stress while maximising results.

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