Simon Hickton

Simon is Managing Director and KS1/KS2 assessment specialist at Cornerstones. He oversees our strategic direction and finances, as well as the development of our assessment package. He has 20 years teaching experience, 10 of those years as a primary head teacher. He has also worked as a freelance assessment and school improvement consultant.

Teacher assessment is still key

Simon Hickton, Cornerstones’ Managing Director and assessment expert, shares his perspective on current assessment practices in primary schools. Life after levels So, how is life after levels shaping up? Without levels, teachers have a real chance to assert their professional judgements, to best use their knowledge of what children know and can do to inform… Read more

Have you returned your data?

Once your autumn term summative assessments have taken place, the moderation and evaluation of your results is key to moving children forward. Are the results a true reflection of where the children are? Are the results comparable nationally? Where are the gaps? What are we doing to close them and is it having an impact?… Read more