Statutory Assessment 2021

Published: 05/05/2021, 1:00pm

At the end of the Spring Term – the Department of Education (DE) issued a letter to schools, clarifying Statutory Assessment and Pupil Reporting arrangements for the 2020/21 academic year.

  • Statutory Assessment: DE has dis-applied all requirements for schools to carry out end of Key Stage Assessment during the 2020/21 academic year.
  • Pupil Reporting Arrangements: The Education (Pupil Reporting) Regulations (NI) 2009 require an annual report to be provided to parents by 30 June and set out what the report should contain at each Key Stage. These regulations apply to all grant aided schools, except nursery schools or pupils in primary schools or special schools who have not attained the lower limit of compulsory school age. DE has made legal provision to suspend the requirement to provide an annual report for pupils in Years 12, 13 and 14 in 2020/21. The requirement to provide a report will remain for pupils in all other year groups, however, schools have complete flexibility regarding the content and format of the report provided to parents.

A copy of the letter can be viewed here:

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