St Margaret's at Hasbury
In September 2014, a new national curriculum was introduced and as of September 2015 all children are now following this curriculum.No longer is attainment measured by ‘levels’; these have been replaced by end of year age-related expectations, which reflect how far a child has met and achieved mastery within the age related expectation for reading, writing, maths and science. The new national curriculum is more challenging than the old one; for example learning objectives that once were in the curriculum for year four, are now expected to be taught in year three. This means that under the previous national curriculum, where a child was working above the expected level, they may now be working in line with the new expectations. A child who previously was working in line on the old curriculum, may now be working below the expectation. This does not mean that a child has made no progress in this transition period; it simply reflects the difference in standards between the two systems and different measures.