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End of Key Stage Statutory Assessment

Page last updated: 17/09/2020

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Local Authority Assessment Team are responsible for:

  • moderating ​teacher assessment judgements
  • monitoring the administration of the national tests and phonic screening check

We have split the information below into key stages. All information is for the current academic year. 


Recent Updates


Early Years Foundation ​Stage (EYFS)

Information within this section includes documents to support EYFS Moderation Profile Activities. 

Key Stage 1 (KS1)

The information below will support KS1 statutory assessment and moderation.

We will add documents for the 2020 to 2021 academic year once we receive them from the DfE.

​​Exemplification Materials​

Administering the phonic screening check to year 2 pupils – Autumn term 2020

Key Stage 2 (KS2)

The information below will support KS2 statutory assessment and moderation.

We will add documents for the 2020 to 2021 academic year once we receive them from the DfE.

​Exemplification materials

Appeals Procedure

Information about the appeals procedure for Early Years, KS1 and KS2.

Very occasionally a moderator and school may not be able to reach agreement. If this happens then the moderator will log the pupil for which the appeal has been made on the visit note and take copies of any evidence to support the school appeal. They will then inform the moderation manager who will:

  • first discuss any concerns with the school's designated moderator
  • if the issue is not resolved, the moderation manager will contact the school by phone or email
  • the moderation manager will speak with the moderator to discuss the moderation visit. They will note the moderator's account of details
  • schools must have evidence to support any appeal claim before the appeal is processed. The evidence can only be based on that validated during the LA moderation visit
  • all outcomes will be documented, and all parties involved in the complaint/appeal will sign
  • outcomes from the complaint/appeal will be noted in a transparent way for the head teacher and the LA to keep on record
  • if agreement cannot be reached with the moderation manager the school will be offered the opportunity to refer the matter to another LA*. In which case the moderation manager and the school will agree to abide by the decision of the other LA*
  • if the school does not wish the case to be referred, then the moderation manager makes the final decision about the judgements to be reported

Schools may request a review of the moderation judgement but must pay any costs, unless the review upholds the school's challenge.  

Deadline for Appeals

Appeals must be received in writing within two working days of the date the moderation visit note has been sent.

The authority takes any complaints or queries very seriously. They will respond to and resolve them as quick as possible.

For more information on all the above email StatutoryAssessment@essex.gov.uk ​