Assessment Maestro

Assessment Maestro is a new whole-school primary assessment package that allows teachers from nursery to year 6 to make live judgements about children’s learning. Based on a comprehensive knowledge and skills framework, Assessment Maestro will enable you to assess, monitor, track, and report core and foundation subjects at the click of a button. It's FREE until March 27th 2023. Terms and conditions apply. English primary schools can book a personalised demo now.

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MASTER THE ASSESSMENT OF YOUR CURRICULUM

Why choose Assessment Maestro?

Assess, track, monitor and report on children’s learning from nursery to year 6 - Maths, Reading and SPaG standardised tests and analysis also included.

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  • Easy set up
  • Ongoing support
  • Free until March 2023

Everything you need all in one place

Easy to use online tools make light work of assessing and monitoring children’s learning in all curriculum subjects. Link to your MIS and import historical data.

Intuitive analysis and reports

Instantly see the wood from the trees, by acknowledging what is known and highlighting areas for further investigation.

Foundation and core subject assessment

Assessment tools support quick and accurate judgements of what is actually being taught and learnt in your curriculum.

Progression framework

Based on a comprehensive knowledge and skills framework from nursery to year 6 for foundation and core subjects.

Dedicated support

Help, guidance and support from our dedicated team of primary experts.

Helping schools to transform the lives of children through powerful curriculum and meaningful assessment

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your school is unique. Please give us a call on 03333 20 8000 or email enquiries@cornerstoneseducation.co.uk and we'll answer any questions you may have.

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I already have Curriculum Maestro. Do I need to subscribe to Assessment Maestro as well?

No. All schools using Curriculum Maestro have all the functionality of Assessment Maestro included as part of their ongoing licence at no extra cost. Take a look in the Assess and review section of the Help centre on Curriculum Maestro to see how all this new functionality can help support teaching and learning.

How much does Assessment Maestro cost?

Those schools not using Curriculum Maestro can sign up to access Assessment Maestro for free from 4th April 2022 until 27th March 2023. They will then be able to renew their annual Assessment Maestro licence at £3 per pupil capped at £1,500 (+VAT).

What subjects does the Cornerstones Curriculum cover?

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a broad and balanced, knowledge-rich primary curriculum. Its content is delivered through a range of subject-specific projects, which last either a full or half term.
Subject-specific projects cover art and design, design and technology, geography, history and, from spring
2022, science. Maths is delivered through projects from the White Rose Maths scheme, and English is supported by a range of English packs. Currently, we advise schools to use specialist schemes for computing, PE, PHSE, music and RE, but you can still track these subjects on Maestro. Download a brochure about Curriculum 22

Can I buy the Cornerstones Curriculum without Curriculum/Cwricwlwm Maestro?

No. Your curriculum on Maestro works as a living, breathing, connected programme of learning. Maestro’s tools enable you to edit and adapt projects and design your own curriculum. It helps you to see how subjects and concepts are connected and sequenced over time. Also, teachers can access resources within lesson plans and assess children's progress in real time. Unlike the original Cornerstones project booklets, we can update curriculum content on the platform, so that it is always current and relevant for you.

How many projects are there in the Cornerstones Curriculum?

There are over 100 rich and ambitious projects in the Cornerstones Curriculum from Nursery to Year 6, available on Curriculum Maestro. All content can be tailored to suit your children and includes a wide array of high-quality resources. Explore the projects here or book a demo to find out more.

Are there any knowledge-rich projects?

Yes! The fully sequenced Curriculum 22 includes over 100 knowledge-rich main and mini projects with more coming soon. These are available on Maestro for Years 1 to 6. The projects are subject driven and include carefully sequenced activities and low stakes quizzing to help teachers to focus on children’s knowledge acquisition and application in engaging ways. We can show you around the projects when you book a demo. Or, read our blog about knowledge-rich projects for more information.

What subjects are covered by the projects?

The projects cover history, geography, science, design and technology and art and design, with English writing opportunities provided. Reading is supported in each project and lessons are regularly based around linked books and novels. Our resources also enable children to read across the curriculum. The projects include opportunities to teach PE, PSHE, music and computing, but for full coverage of these and Relationships and Health Education (RHE), teachers can use Maestro’s skills and knowledge framework to plan schemes of work. Our Love to Celebrate RE projects can also help teachers to plan and deliver their locally agreed RE syllabus. Maths coverage is provided through White Rose Maths projects and resources available on the Maestro platform, for Year 1 to Year 6.

Are the projects cross curricular?

We believe that an outstanding primary curriculum is one that includes authentic, meaningful links between subjects. Our original projects include plenty of opportunities for cross-curricular learning. Our new curriculum projects are more subject driven, but still make meaningful links to other subjects where this enhances children's learning. We provide you with a curriculum framework that includes the ideal subject projects to be taught alongside each other, each term. A balanced, connected approach helps children to broaden their skills, knowledge and understanding of subjects over time. Download a brochure about Curriculum 22

Do you have free sample materials?

The best way to explore what Curriculum Maestro has to offer and to get a feel for the Cornerstones Curriculum projects, pedagogy and resources, is to have a chat with one of our team. We'll listen to your needs and be able to show you the materials and tools that can best support you and your staff. In the meantime, take a look at our FREE project, Fallen Fields, which comes with a set of lesson resources.

How can Maestro help with assessment?

Maestro comes with an inbuilt skills and knowledge progression framework, which underpins your curriculum content. This framework gives teachers clear assessment points in every primary subject. Maestro provides teachers with class-based assessment tools to monitor and support learning. Live recording of what has been taught and learnt, alongside quizzes and more formal half termly tests, enables you to make quality assessment for learning and accurate teacher assessments.

What do I get when I subscribe to Maestro?

Your school will have an online 'home' for everything to do with your curriculum. First, you'll get access to a well-sequenced and ambitious curriculum of over 100 Cornerstones Curriculum projects supported by teaching resources. Staff can then edit content and add lessons and projects to the platform if they wish.
The curriculum is linked to a built-in skills and knowledge framework to ensure progression and connection in children's learning over time. Maestro also includes clever tools to help you to easily articulate how subjects and concepts develop over time through your curriculum. It really has everything you need right now to deliver an ambitious, coherent primary curriculum that children will love (and that saves teachers' time).

Our experienced curriculum advisers will provide you with ongoing curriculum support whenever you need it.

How much does an annual Maestro licence cost?

Our pricing is flexible and offers excellent value, making it cost effective for any school. Your annual curriculum licence will give all staff access to Maestro, including a fully sequenced curriculum, White Rose Maths, assessment and inspection tools, resources, new features and ongoing expert support. The price depends on the size of your school, and we offer discounts for multi-school purchases. For schools new to Cornerstones, the licence ranges from £775 to £2,750. Just give us a call or email us and we can give you a quote for your school.

We also offer loyalty discounts for schools already using the Cornerstones Hub or preHub materials. If you are already using Cornerstones materials, please get in touch for your loyalty pricing details.

We currently have an active Cornerstones Curriculum licence. Is there an additional cost to switch from The Hub to Curriculum Maestro?

As a 'loyalty school', it's free to move on to Curriculum Maestro from The Hub. After this, you'll pay an annual renewal fee. The Maestro renewal is higher than the old Hub renewal cost because you get so much more, however, you will receive a substantial discount compared to new schools. Maestro is a comprehensive, live, all in one platform that removes the need to buy additional expensive assessment packages and further curriculum consultancy. Over 1000 schools have already moved to Maestro, as The Hub will be closing in August 2021. We would be happy to arrange this for you.

We used to have a Cornerstones Curriculum licence. Can we rejoin on Maestro?

Yes, you can absolutely rejoin us on Maestro. We just need a few details from you to set up your annual licence and get you up and running in no time.

Do you offer a free trial?

The best way to trial Maestro is to book a one to one or group demo with one of our advisers. They will listen to your needs and show you the features that will help you most. You are then very welcome to book further demos and ask us any questions before deciding upon purchasing your licence. Once your licence starts, you’ll get ongoing curriculum support to help you to get the most out of Maestro. Download a brochure about Curriculum Maestro

What will a demo show me?

A demo is a perfect opportunity to see what Maestro offers you. A curriculum adviser from your region will ask you what you need and will show you how to use Maestro in the best way to support your school. The demo is a great way to get a feel for what Maestro includes and how it can save you time. After that, you can easily book a more focused session with members of your team.

Can someone come into my school to demonstrate Maestro?

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and government guidelines, much of our support is offered through online demonstrations. If you need us to visit in person, we can do this so long as government guidelines are followed.

What support is available?

Our team includes experienced primary leaders, advisers and teachers who are here to help you at every step of your curriculum journey. We can help you to work on your curriculum intent, help you to implement it, and how to monitor and maintain its impact on teaching and learning. Visit our 'About’ page to view our team and our ‘Contact’ page to get in touch. You can also ask us questions via Live Chat on our website and on your Maestro homepage.

Find out more about the support we provide.

Will Maestro save teachers time?

Absolutely! Maestro saves teachers hours, if not weeks, of planning time. You have everything that you need to plan, deliver, monitor and assess your curriculum, all in one place. The 100+ projects are sequenced, connected, adaptable and come with high-quality resources, so that you don’t have to trawl the internet looking for resources to use in classes. We also offer ongoing teacher support, to help you to make the most of your curriculum.

Can I sync Maestro with my school’s Management Information System (MIS)?

We've partnered with Wonde to synchronise Maestro with information in your MIS (such as Capita SIMS, RM Integris, ScholarPack). This means that your classes and pupils will always be up to date with information about attributes, new pupils or pupils that have left the school. Maestro uses this information securely to populate your midterm plans, monitor actual coverage and allow you to assess in real time.

If your school is not yet using the Wonde portal, we will cover the cost of this service for you. This means that you have the option, free of charge, to ensure that Maestro stays in sync with any relevant information that you input or change in your MIS. Please get in touch to find out more.

How can I design a bespoke curriculum on Cwricwlwm Maestro?

Cwriciwlwm Maestro is not an off the shelf, readymade offer, but a system to support schools to design, deliver and manage their provision in line with the Curriculum for Wales guidance. You are in control at every stage of curriculum development and have clear ownership of your curriculum. It’s also easy to review and edit your curriculum, as everything is live, saved, and shared online.

Where should we start with our curriculum design?

A co-constructed and shared curriculum statement is a vital place to start your design process. Talk with your stakeholders about your vision and agree on a statement that embraces your school context and the desired overarching entitlement for the pupils of your school. This vision and pupil entitlement can be easily created and shared with stakeholders on Cwricwlwm Maestro.

How can Cwricwlwm Maestro help track progression?

The Welsh government advise schools that they don't need to assess directly against the descriptions of learning. However, progression is at the heart of good curriculum design, so Maestro includes a clear, built in skills and knowledge progression framework. This means that you can track children’s progression and their increasingly sophisticated understanding in all areas of learning and experience. Maestro integrates and connects curriculum content and assessment in every subject, supporting leadership at all levels.

How is Cwricwlwm Maestro aligned with the new Curriculum for Wales requirements?

Central to the Curriculum for Wales statutory guidance is that schools design a bespoke curriculum with progression at its heart. Maestro helps you to define your curriculum vision, develop sequenced content and make meaningful assessments. The editable projects on Maestro offer you a starting point to deliver an engaging, broad curriculum with the four purposes at its heart. You can also add your own bespoke content. Maestro covers all areas of learning, and experience and is directly linked to the statements of what matters.

Are there any Welsh language resources?

We have created Welsh language resources in the 11 Welsh humanities projects for Year 1 to Year 6. To give you choice and make it truly bespoke for your needs, all content on Maestro is editable. This means that teachers can build lessons into projects to incorporate specific content, for example, Welsh local history study, or Welsh literacy and communication.

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    Reviews Book a Demo Reviews
    10/12/2021

    We are in a much better place with CM than with our old curriculum. We will be making it more bespoke in the second year.

    Conrad Fox – Headteacher, Hunmanby Primary School, England

    16/11/2021

    I have used Cornerstones from its first launch. The product has been refined over time as it is driven by feedback from schools and teachers delivering the content. The company is also responsive to a school's needs.

    Lindsey Wain – Deputy headteacher, Hartburn Primary School, England

    04/11/2021

    Maestro is a real time saver, particularly for leadership teams and subject leaders. There is a wealth of information and resources which can be used and adapted by creative skills teachers. The way the curriculum is mapped is excellent and was commented on in a very recent Ofsted inspection.

    Charlotte Gibbins – Thurlstone Primary School, England

    17/09/2021

    I have recommended and told many other schools and school staff about it. I would always though suggest that they need to ensure it is right for their school setting and the needs of their staff and pupils.

    Kathryn – Teacher, Langton Primary School

    20/01/2021

    It has been a revelation. Staff are finding their way through it and if we have any questions, the support from Cornerstones is amazing. We always get answers to our questions. It is now our one-stop-shop for curriculum with linked up thinking and approach through an intuitive and user-friendly system.

    Moira Cross – Executive head, Dordon Primary School