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Monitoring visits for phonics screening check
17 May
Arrangements for the monitoring of the phonics screening check. Local Authorities have a statutory responsibility to monitor the administration of the KS1 phonics screening check. 10% of schools will receive an unannounced monitoring visit. These visits will be carried out by Susan Poole, Lynn Bruce, Mary Hirst and Jennie Bainbridge. Monitoring visitors will carry a signed letter of authority as well as their own photo identification in the form of a passport, driving licence or official work pass. Of the visits, 10% will be carried out prior to the phonics screening check window; 80% will be carried out during the window; and 10% will take place immediately after the window. Having an unexpected visitor in school can be unsettling for pupils. In order to minimise disruption to pupils sitting the tests, please discuss this and make pupils aware that visitors may arrive unannounced. Further information around the monitoring visits is available at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/key-stage-2-tests-and-phonics-screening-check-monitoring-visits under the heading monitoring visits. Please ensure you are familiar with the STA guidance around the administration of the phonics screening checks. Phonics screening check guidance is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/phonics-screening-check-administration If you have any queries about monitoring visits after reading this, please contact Lisa J Morgan, Assessment Manager by emailing moderation@leics.gov.uk or phone 0116 305 3365.
Monitoring visits for Key Stage 2 tests
08 May
Arrangements for the monitoring of KS2 national curriculum tests. Local Authorities have a statutory responsibility to monitor the administration of the KS2 national curriculum tests. 10% of schools will receive an unannounced monitoring visit. These visits will be carried out by Lisa Morgan and Ted Walker. Monitoring visitors will carry a signed letter of authority as well as their own photo identification in the form of a passport, driving license or official work pass. Of the visits, 10% will be carried out prior to the KS2 tests; 80% will be carried out during the window; and 10% will take place immediately after the window. Having an unexpected visitor in school can be unsettling for pupils. In order to minimise disruption to pupils sitting the tests, please discuss this and make pupils aware that visitors may arrive unannounced. Further information around the monitoring visits is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-guidance-for-local-authorities under the heading ‘monitoring visits’ Please ensure you are familiar with the STA guidance around the administration of the KS2 tests. KS2 test administration guidance is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-key-stage-2-tests If you have any queries about monitoring visits after reading this, please contact Lisa Morgan (Assessment Manager) moderation@leics.gov.uk 0116 305 3365.
2018 Teacher Assessment collection dates
27 Apr
The teacher assessment data collection dates for summer 2018 are now available on our website 2018 attainment collection guidance Detailed guidance regarding the data collection process will be made available in May.
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