Posts tagged: assessment

Schools must plan curriculum and be able to show inspectors, says Harford

  Last week Sean Harford, Ofsted’s National Director of Education, spoke about Ofsted’s plans for inspection. He said Ofsted would increasingly look for evidence of ‘strategic decision-making’ in a school’s curriculum design, something that was likely to be part of a new inspection framework in September 2019. In his speech, Harford stated that leaders would… Read more

Reading comprehension in KS1 and KS2 – help your children prepare for the new SATs papers

In the 2016 SATs, only 66% of pupils met the expected standards for reading. The content, question wording and time constraints all placed extra pressure on children and teachers. Though this increased to 71% in 2017, standards are still significantly lower in reading than in SPaG and Maths.  Schools need quality tests with tools to… Read more

Cornerstones Online – new features and updates

Cornerstones Online keeps getting better – our latest updates include new icons, a brand new report and improved security. To experience Cornerstones Online, make sure you are using an up-to-date browser (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari work best) and keep checking our blog for updates. Cornerstones Hub The Cornerstones Hub has had a makeover!… Read more

The Rochford Review: 10 recommendations for statutory assessment in primary education

The independent Rochford Review group has completed its review of the statutory assessment arrangements for pupils at the end of key stages 1 and 2, with the final report setting out 10 recommendations regarding those pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests. We’ve read the report and collated the recommendations for you below.… Read more

Cornerstones Maths Tests – as easy as 1, 2, 3

From May 2016, all eligible children in maintained and specialist schools, academies and free schools must be assessed with new end-of-key-stage tests. Cornerstones can help you prepare with our brand new Maths Tests. Written by teachers Cornerstones Maths Tests have been written by real teachers and shaped by in-school testing. They are fully mapped to… Read more

Video of all our products available

As we come to the end of 2015, we can look back on a year that saw the Cornerstones product range expand. To celebrate, we’ve put together a quick video overview of all products. Take a look at it now – in less than two minutes, you’ll see what we’ve currently got up our sleeves.