We are told that only five of the 52 respondents had very little confidence in the reliability of data from feeder schools. I would have made six! I remain irked by the Government's insistence that our school's value be judged primarily on value added to KS1 performance; indeed, the revised "Panda" performance measure is preoccupied with using KS1 assessments as a starting point for judging our value.
As it would appear that most KS1 teachers still rely on the tests to shape their judgements, I would have expected all 52 heads to have pointed out that the style, and perhaps substance, of KS1 and KS2 tests is so different, that the resultant data is questionable; that the KS1 tests can be administered in a whole range of supportive environments, leading to some unhelpful outcomes; and, that moderation of KS1 judgements varies from school to school.
Crownfield junior school, London Borough of Havering