The Rising Stars Assessment advisory team

The Rising Stars New National Curriculum range has been reviewed, trialled and tested by a team of assessment experts and advisory schools.

Assessment Advisers

Bob Penrose, Assessment Consultant
Bob started work as a teacher and progressed to working for AQA for 33 years as variously Subject Manager, Project Manager for World Class tests and finally as Principal Manager for Technology. He spent a year on secondment to Becta as Head of e-Assessment developing their e-assessment strategy. Bob was a founding member of the e-Assessment Advisory Group and represented AQA for eight years. He has been a board member of the e-Assessment Association for three years and remains a member.

Sue Walton, Assessment and Publishing Consultant
Sue Walton worked in educational publishing before joining the Assessment Division of QCA in 2000. While at QCA, Sue was Project Director for the KS3 ICT Onscreen Test Project and also for eVIVA, a research project exploring the use of e-porfolios for formative assessment.

Cornwall Learning
Cornwall Learning were series advisers on the Rising Stars New National Curriculum Assessment range:

‘These assessments will provide a way for you to track attainment through the primary years in the absence of levels. They will allow you to determine whether your pupils are reaching or exceeding expected progress and where to provide extra support if necessary. The challenge embedded in the assessments will ensure pupils aspire to their full potential.’
Sally Griffin
Programme Director, The Inspire Curriculum at Cornwall Learning

Assessment Advisory Schools

Chislehurst St Nicholas C of E Primary School, Bromley

Plumcroft Primary School, London

St Helens Teaching School Alliance, Merseyside

Tennyson Road Primary School, Luton

St Margaret's CE Primary School, Heywood, Rochdale


key stage 1, key stage 2

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