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NAHT Edge is a category of NAHT membership spefically for middle leaders. We offer tailored support and services for middle leaders, online advice and resources, and full trade union protection to give you peace of mind.

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Latest news 

Pre-key stage standards for use in 2018/19

From summer 2019, teachers must use the new pre-key stage standards to make statutory teacher assessment judgements at the end of key stage one and key stage two for pupils who are working below the national curriculum teacher assessment frameworks, and above P scale four.

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has released a video where Diane Rochford and Janet Thompson explain more about the pre-key stage standards, which you can watch here.

If a pupil is working below these standards, teachers should report their outcomes using P scales one to four.

NAHT worked closely with STA in the review and drafting of the pre-key stage standards, and we are pleased more positive terminology has been adopted that better captures the positive achievements of pupils.

Commenting in the Department for Education's press release, NAHT general secretary Paul Whiteman said: "Every child has the right to see their progress properly recognised in school. NAHT supported the Rochford Review's principle that the assessment for pupils working below the standard of the national curriculum should align with the new national curriculum, and we endorsed the decision to undertake a review of the pre-key stage standards, involving curriculum and assessment experts from the special and mainstream sectors.

"The new standards are an improvement on what we had before. They offer a more inclusive statutory assessment system, where all pupils are able to transition onto the national curriculum if and when they are ready."

Last updated 01 March 2019

First published 01 March 2019