But what does this mean?
Whether you’re a senior leader or support staff, if you haven’t already heard the phrase ‘Tables Checking’, it’s just a matter of time.
Tables Checking is an opportunity to ensure the correct students are included in your school’s (or college’s) performance data for the relevant academic year. The Government uses information on pupil characteristics and prior attainment, together with attainment data to produce this.
Data is uploaded to a secure website and if schools find any issues with results data or pupils attributed to them they can request amendments, according to strict guidelines. These can change annually and are yet to be released for 2021/22.
If we’re not sure what it means for us, or we’ve forgotten what to do, read on to find out more…
It is important to note the information below is based on what the DfE has released so far. Having experience in schools ourselves (we have the Tables Checking t-shirts!), we thought it’d be useful to break this down by Key Stage in a handy timeline to help you manage your workload.
Tips for completing the checking exercise
Let us know if this blog helped and feel free to share your tips from this year’s exercise!
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