Services For Education works on behalf of Birmingham Local Authority to deliver the statutory duties regarding primary assessment.
In addition to undertaking moderation and monitoring services, we are in a perfect position to provide support, guidance and training for primary schools to best prepare for the requirements of statutory assessment in EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
Our team of experts and STA Approved moderators can provide centre-based, in-school or cross MAT moderation to ensure all schools are secure in their teacher judgements and assessment procedures.
Our School Support Service is commissioned to provide the management of the Statutory Assessment Duty on behalf of Birmingham Local Authority (LA).
This duty includes the delivery of this service to LA maintained schools. In addition, academy and free schools who are required to comply with the guidance as set out annually by the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) should confirm a contract with ourselves annually.
Independent schools may also subscribe to this service if they are required (EYFS), or choose to submit data (KS1, KS2) to the Local Authority or DfE directly.
For more information or to subscribe please contact us.
At Services For Education, we also support schools to get prepared for statutory assessment.
We can support you to review and develop whole school assessment approaches in line with best practice in Assessment for Learning.
This includes developing the knowledge and awareness of staff members to ensure they are up to date and understand the implications of essential information, guidance, support and updates regarding statutory assessments.
Our approach is to bring together curriculum design, assessment without levels and recording of pupil attainment.
Services For Education, working on behalf of Birmingham Local Authority to organise, manage and deliver statutory assessment duty, is inviting applications from serving teachers who wish to become a Teacher Moderator for either Key Stage 1 statutory teacher assessments of English reading, writing and mathematics, or Key Stage 2 statutory teacher assessment of writing in 2020.
The local authority has a responsibility to conduct moderation of teacher assessment judgements in 25% of its maintained schools and settings each year and in 25% of those academies, independent and free schools that choose Birmingham as their moderation provider.
Please follow this link for further information and application process.
The School Support Service offers continuity of service and access to specialist ongoing telephone and email support, training and guidance to schools concerning processes and procedures.
We work closely with STA to fulfil our statutory obligations including assessment planning, training and accreditation of moderators.
We also work closely with the LA Data and Intelligence Team to ensure the timely and accurate submission of school data and have a working relationship with the wider assessment community through subscription and regular liaison with both local and national members of the Association for Achievement and Improvement through Assessment (AAIA).
Below, you will find links to some important information for statutory assessment.
Local Authority Guidance – Primary data
This page contains key information for schools around the collection and analysis of assessment data. The focus will be on the summer collections for Early Years Foundation Stage profile (EYFSP), phonics and KS1. It will also cover KS2.
Deadlines – Assessment Data Collections, Summer 2019
A list of dates for the submission of assessment data to the LA this summer, including
additional dates for secondary transfer and the submission of KS2 teacher assessments to the
National curriculum assessments: early years foundation stage
Guidance about the EYFS profile and reporting requirements for under 5s for use by schools, nurseries, childminders, and local authorities.
National curriculum assessments: key stage 1 tests.
Guidance for headteachers, teachers and test administrators involved in administering the national curriculum tests for key stage 1.
National curriculum assessments: key stage 2 tests
Guidance for headteachers, teachers and test administrators involved in administering the key stage 2 national curriculum tests.
Changes to teacher assessment from 2018/19: What schools need to know
This government leaflet provides a recap of the key changes to TA that schools need to know for the 2018/19 academic year.
Key stage 1 and 2 national curriculum tests: information for parents
Information leaflet and videos for parents about end of key stage assessments (often referred to as SATs) for 7 and 11 year olds.
2019 scaled scores at key stage 1
Scaled score conversion tables for schools and local authorities to use for the 2019 national curriculum tests.
For more information contact us here or call us on 0121 366 9950.