The Education Committee kicks off the first evidence session of their Primary Assessment inquiry with a witness panel of current primary school teachers, followed by a panel with Russell Hobby, General Secretary, NAHT (National Association of Head Teachers), and representatives from the National Association for Primary Education and the Headteachers’ Roundtable. This summer saw the introduction of arguably the biggest reforms in primary assessment since external assessment was introduced 25 years ago.
The Committee questions witnesses on the impact of primary assessment on teaching, learning and pupil wellbeing. Witnesses will also be questioned about 'life after levels', how the new SATs were implemented, and recommendations for the future of primary assessment.
Wednesday 14 December 2016, Grimond Room, Portcullis House