Guidance paper May 2016
This guidance is relevant to school and college leaders with responsibility for Key Stages 1 and 2. The way in which primary children are assessed, and primary schools are held to account for their progress and attainment, is changing at a sometimes bewildering pace.
Guidance paper July 2016
On 5 July 2016 the Department of Education (DfE) published a statistical first release with provisional headline results of this year’s Key Stage 2 assessments. This year’s assessments (commonly known as SATs) have changed significantly from previous years.
Guidance paper June 2016
Purposeful, lean and effective lesson planning can have an enormous impact on student learning and help teachers to manage and reduce workload.
Advice September 2014
An in-depth study of careers advice and support for young people Edit | Delete reveals massive variation across England. It shows that in one region there are 134 careers providers whilst in another there is one.
Guidance paper August 2016
This information will assist school leaders to ask informed questions about how reading is taught in their schools.
Guidance paper December 2015
This paper is suitable for teaching staff involved in setting and teaching the mathematics curriculum in all schools including academies, and across all Key Stages.
Guidance paper March 2014
Changes to the National Curriculum, assessment and qualifications are extensive. This guidance provides an overview of the changes and proposes a strategic planning cycle that schools may wish to use between now and September 2016 to prepare for the changes.
Guidance paper March 2015
Changes to assessment, curriculum and school performance measures mean that school leaders will have a range of matters to consider as they plan their offer for the coming and future academic years. This document offers some guidance which we hope are helpful.
Guidance paper June 2016
Marking is an excellent teaching strategy when used effectively, is purposeful and within clear parameters. A rigorous and refined approach to marking can support both pupils and teachers.
Advice March 2014
The challenge of providing accurate, impartial and objective careers guidance to young people has never been greater. Young people face a bewildering range of career opportunities and have access to an equally bewildering amount of information of variable quality.
Policy paper June 2015
The curriculum is the sum of all the experiences that a child or young person has at school or college. It is not simply a series of inputs (a framework of subjects to be taught over a defined period) – it is the expected outcomes of learning.
Advice April 2014
Careers engagement: a good practice brief for leaders of schools and colleges is published in partnership between NFER, ASCL, ATL and the 157 Group of colleges who have come together to support schools and colleges to help young people to take charge of their careers and futures.
Guidance paper August 2015
The following information is relevant to members in England working with primary schools or groups of schools including primaries. It helps school and system leaders understand how curriculum changes will impact on primary and secondary schools.
Guidance paper October 2015
ASCL’s updated timeline reflects qualification reforms at Key Stage 4 and 5 and suggests activities to help members manage curriculum and assessment and accountability changes from 2015-18.
Guidance paper May 2014
Ofsted recommended in its Going in the Right Direction? Careers Guidance in Schools from September 2012 report that the government should provide clear and more explicit guidance to schools.
Guidance paper October 2016
This guidance is for senior leaders, trustees and governors of local-authority maintained schools and single academy trusts in England as they consider the future of their school in a system likely to consist largely of academies in multi-academy trusts (MATs).
Information paper March 2018
This paper is relevant to leaders in primary, secondary and tertiary schools and colleges, together with those involved in administering public examinations including GCSE, GCE AS and A levels, and primary tests.