Support for national curriculum assessment administration at key stage one and key stage two


The Local Authority (LA) supports schools to ensure that they administer the statutory assessments and reporting arrangements appropriately.

This includes offering training and advice on statutory assessment, moderation of teacher assessments, undertaking monitoring visits and in respect of access arrangements.

The LA has a statutory responsibility to monitor the administration of the tests.

What the service provides

Core Service (Statutory):

  • Moderating and monitoring statutory national curriculum assessments
  • Advice on all aspects of statutory assessment and brokerage of training
  • Guidance materials
  • Dedicated leads for each key stage, accredited annually by STA
  • Liaison with Standards and Testing Agency (STA) and Department for Education (DfE)
  • Telephone and email advice when it is needed

Traded Service (Non Statutory):

The following aspects can be added to the Core Service should the capacity of Local Authority moderators allow:

  • Support from a Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 Moderator
  • Second opinion moderator for KS1 or KS2 (where appropriate or requested)

Benefits to your school

  • Access to skilled and knowledgeable staff with up to date knowledge of National Curriculum Assessment procedures and statutory requirements
  • A quality assurance system and any liaison with the STA, DfE and related agencies


The daily rate for non-statutory support is shown on the price list sent to Bury schools.

Academies will be charged for the core services.

Additional information

The Traded Service is available to schools which are not included in the sample identified to meet the LA's statutory responsibility.