Understanding Progress and Attainment 8: Accuracy, Accountability and the Impact on Schools

Confirmed to Speak:

  • (Chair) Alan Barham, Education Consultant and Former Headteacher
  • Ben Fuller, Lead Assessment Adviser, Herts for Learning Ltd & President, Association for Achievement and Improvement through Assessment (AAIA)
  • Stephen Rollett, Inspections & Accountability Specialist, ASCL
  • Jacqui Royse, Deputy Head, Great Torrington School
  • Claire Hill, Head of English and Media Studies, Dover Grammar School for Girls


With Progress 8 having been in effect for two years and the latest batch of KS4 data released imminently, now is the time to review your strategy around the new accountability criteria of Progress 8 and Attainment 8.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to receive a full update on the latest government plans for these measures, including their response to issues raised in the July 2017 consultation such as outliers and transition arrangements. Hear from schools that have achieved high Progress 8 scores across all pupil groups, with specific examples for English and Maths.

In the current education landscape, ensuring the new accountability measures facilitate and accurately record the continued progress of your pupils is a top priority for school leaders.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • The government’s plans for the Progress and Attainment 8 accountability measures
  • Upcoming changes in 2018: addressing the impact of outliers and other consultation feedback
  • Looking in detail at how Progress 8 scores are calculated: analysing the latest tranche of validated KS4 data
  • Aligning Progress 8 plans with wider changes such as renewed GCSE curricula and metrics
  • Cooperating with partners who work with school data, including Ofsted, Regional Schools Commissioners and Local Authorities
  • Accounting for wider factors such SEN, English as an additional language and areas of deprivation
  • How Progress 8 scores fit within Ofsted school assessments
  • Case studies of schools achieving high Progress 8 scores
  • Strategies successful schools have implemented to increase progress of those on Pupil Premium, those with SEN and the more able

About the event:

The morning session will focus on recent policy developments in Progess and Attainment 8, together with recently released data, and examine how they will impact your setting.

The afternoon session will look in detail at strategies currently being used successfully in schools to acheive high Progress 8 scores, including those aimed at disadvantaged groups and subject-specific programmes.

Who should attend?

You will join a range of education stakeholders including, but not limited to, Headteachers and Assistant/Deputy Headteachers, Governors, Heads of Year, Heads of Assessment, Heads of Curriculum, Heads of Subjects, Local Authority representatives and anyone involved or interested in accountability measures in schools.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: Tim.Archer@Westminster-Briefing.com

Wednesday 28th February 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

ETC Venues Prospero House, 241 Borough High Street, London SE1 1GA. For further information about the venue, please click here.

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

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