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DfE have issued an invitation to heads of schools to offer them the opportunity to voluntarily participate as an early adopter of the revised EYFS framework in academic year 2020/2021. They are asking schools to confirm participation at this early stage (by 7 February) to prepare for early adoption, once final policy decisions have been made.

We have decided to cancel the head reacher early years briefing, 9 March, and attach some reflections for your consideration and to help with your decision-making.

Schools will need to respond to the DfE invitation before the planned March meeting. Early years leaders and managers meetings (spring 2020) will explore the way forward and share arrangements to manage the change. Apologies for the cancellation, but this invitation has been issued ahead of the spring consultation response.

ELG Current and early adoption advantages

Key stage 1 science moderation will now take place on 5 December 2019, 1.30-4.00pm at Sans Souci (originally 12 December – am).

Lower key stage 2 science moderation will now take place on 11 December 2019, 1.30-4.00pm at Sans Souci (originally 13 December – am)

The upper key stage 2 session remains unchanged and will take place on 13 December 2019 1.30-4.00pm at Sans Souci.

To book on any of these sessions, please email

These materials were produced by the Solihull primary mathematics forum following a questionnaire sent to schools, auditing Solihull primary schools’ needs.

Mathematics leads requested support for staff in assessing greater depth in mathematics. The decision was taken to initial provide exemplification for years one and four and to target three of the most difficult areas to assess at greater depth. Maths leads were asked to discuss with their staff which objectives were the trickiest to assess and this information was fed back to the forum. The three most popular objectives for each year group were selected and materials provided in these areas.

Selected objectives:

Year 1

  • Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of twos, fives and tens
  • Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems
  • Recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes, including 2D shapes [for example, rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles] 3D shapes [for example, cuboids (including cubes), pyramids and spheres].

Year 4

  • Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry.
  • Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions.
  • Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers

The provisional key stage 2 results have been released for Solihull. they show an increase on last years figures and Solihull has moved up in the rankings in all areas. Well done to everyone.


Attainment Reading
KS2 Year Expected Standard Higher Score
Solihull 2019 77 31
2018 (77) (30)
National 2019 73 27
2018 (75) (28)
Ranking 2019 19 17
2018 (52) (38)


Attainment Writing
KS2 Year Expected Greater Depth
Solihull 2019 80 22
2018 (80) (22)
National 2019 78 20
2018 (78) (20)
Ranking 2019 42 45
2018 (53) (49)


Attainment Maths
KS2 Year Expected Standard Higher Score
Solihull 2019 82 32
2018 (77) (27)
National 2019 79 27
2018 (76) (24)
Ranking 2019 23 25
2018 (60) (35)


Attainment GPS
KS2 Year Expected Standard Higher Score
Solihull 2019 83 40
2018 (80) (36)
National 2019 78 36
2018 (78) (34)
Ranking 2019 16 29
2018 (49) (55)

Reading, writing and maths

Attainment Reading, Writing and Maths
KS2 Year Expected Standard Higher Score
Solihull 2019 68 14
2018 (66) (12)
National 2019 65 11
2018 (64) (10)
Ranking 2019 30 16
2018 (59) (30)


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This document outlines the strengths and areas for development that resulted from taking into account feedback from moderators, headteachers, observations during quality assurance visits, EIMS, the KS1 STA external moderation visit and learning from the moderation manager undertaking the STA operational external moderator role.

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