Stephen Anwyll has almost 40 years’ experience in education. He started as a primary teacher and then moved into advisory work, with a particular interest in English and literacy.
Stephen was appointed as a regional director for the National Literacy Strategy and later became its national director. He worked on improving teacher assessment with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority for several years and at the end of 2010 was appointed Head of the National Assessment team at Ofqual, leading the work on reviewing statutory assessment arrangements.
He now works as an independent consultant and is passionate about developing a rich curriculum experience for children and young people and how assessment can be used to improve teaching and learning.
The summer of 2015 saw the end of a 25-year period in primary schools when attainment was assessed and reported in relation to a continuous scale of ‘level descriptions’. Stephen explains what the new National Curriculum assessment arrangements will be for each key stage of learning.
Stephen gives advice on how schools can build confidence in their assessment policies and practises, and how to communicate them effectively towards pupils and parents.
Stephen discusses the new test standards and Interim Teacher Assessment Frameworks, and advises teachers on how to prepare for them.
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Supporting assessment, progress and attainment at KS1 and KS2
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