Life after Levels

June 9, 2015

The government’s policy of removing level descriptors from the National Curriculum (NC) is set out in terms of freeing schools from an imposed measure of pupil progress. The Department for Education (DfE) has said that levels are not very good with respect to helping parents to understand how far their child is improving. In their place, from September 2014, “it will be for schools to decide how they assess pupils’ progress”.

lal-event-logo-resized (1)The government’s decision to abandon levels and leave individual schools to decide how to measure progress is understandably causing concern. However, Houghton C of E School is already planning for a life without levels, we have already adopted a new system of day-to-day assessment, target setting and planning for progress for all.

Please click on the links below to access up to date resources which are being used by the teachers and pupils to assess progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics:


Writing for Parents

Spoken Language for Parents

Reading for Parents


Life After Levels Presentation


The New National Curriculum

Parents Complete Guide

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