Statutory Assessment at a Glance
Schools have a statutory requirement to assess and report on the Areas of Learning, the Cross-Curricular Skills (Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT) and the Other Skills (Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities).
The table below shows the statutory assessment requirements for the Foundation Stage.
|Year 1||Year 2|
|Assess pupil progress in each Area of Learning.|
|Assess pupil progress in the Cross-Curricular Skills of Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT.
(See the Developmental Stages section for more information.)
|Assess pupil progress in the Other Skills (Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities).|
Schools can choose how they wish to carry out statutory assessment in the Foundation Stage. As part of this process, teachers should plan to assess across the curriculum, using a variety of assessment approaches that allow pupils to demonstrate what they know, understand and can do.