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In September 2014 all maintained schools introduced the new National Curriculum. At the same time schools were instructed to develop their own systems for assessing pupils’ progress and achievement.

Children are now being assessed against age related expectations (ARE) which are statements describing what they should be able to do by the end of each year. We judge whether children are at one of three stages in their learning:

  • Working towards the expected standard
  • Working at the expected standard
  • Working at greater depth within the expected standard