To support schools through the Government’s removal of assessment levels, Rising Stars has released complete new curriculum Progression Frameworks for English, maths and science.
These frameworks are available to schools free of charge, and allow teachers to track pupil progress against the new National Curriculum for Years 1 to 6.
The frameworks were designed in association with Cornwall Learning (previously Cornwall Local Education Authority) to replace the system of levels and give schools a new ‘ladder of progression’ for the core subjects.
Progression statements are given for each year group, covering all the expectations of the Programmes of Study for English, mathematics and science. Statements are clearly organised so that teachers can see how pupils are expected to progress through Key Stages 1 and 2. Each progression statement is accompanied by ‘what to look for’ guidance notes for children working towards, meeting and exceeding expectations. These notes enable teachers to evaluate individual pupil’s progress against the statement and to identify the next steps in learning. The frameworks are fully editable so that schools can adapt them to meet their own specific needs.
Andrea Carr, managing director of Rising Stars, said “In the absence of national curriculum levels, schools are looking for alternative ways to track pupil progress during the primary years to ensure that as many children as possible reach or exceed what is expected by the end of each Key Stage. We drew on Cornwall Learning’s expertise to ensure the Framework is designed to meet the requirements of both schools and Ofsted.”
The Progression Frameworks are now available FREE to download at http://www.risingstars-uk.com/progfram/