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Monitoring Visits for Key Stage 2 tests

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 Ted Walker. Lisa Morgan, Justine Roberts and Rebecca Wakeley.   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 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  under the heading 'monitoring visits'



If you have any queries about monitoring visits after reading this, please contact Lisa Morgan (Assessment Manager)  0116 305 3365.


Please ensure you are familiar with the STA guidance around the administration of the KS2 tests.
KS2 test administration guidance is available at

01 May 2019

Lisa J Morgan, Assessment Manager
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