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Year of assessment – life without levels

Year of assessment – life without levels

Working with the Curriculum Foundation, the Union has published CPD material that will be invaluable for teachers aiming to respond constructively to new assessment situations in schools.

The programme explores some of the principles of assessment and provides examples of good practice. These principles and ideas are linked clearly to the new national curriculum requirements and respond to the removal of national curriculum levels as part of teacher assessment. The materials are designed to be used flexibly at individuals’ own pace. We also hope they will inform dialogue with colleagues in schools.

The suite of materials, in five units, is now available online.

We would welcome any feedback on the materials, in particular any details of how they are being used in schools. Please send your feedback to Robert Cheesman at

You can access the suite of materials and the Year of the Curriculum materials on curriculum design here.

The meeting on Monday July 9th, 7pm All members welcome