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Burnley St Peter's

C of E Primary School

Key Learning Indicators of Performance

At St Peter's we plan our Literacy Curriculum from the Lancashire Key Learning grids. Some statements within the Key Learning grids have been underlined. These have been identified as Key Learning Indicators of Performance (KLIPs); objectives which have the greatest impact on the further development of skills and subsequent learning. Consequently, the KLIPs play a particularly significant role in the assessment process.


KLIPs have the same content as the National Curriculum expectations and Lancashire Key Learning documents, they allow teachers to plan (Key Learning) and assess (KLIPs) using the same expectations and objective statements. This allows gaps to be easily identified and addressed. When planning, teachers focus on teaching and curriculum content, rather than where they are at in their most recent summative assessment. Focusing on gaps in learning will move children on through the stages and naturally support their progression. “Assessment should focus on whether children have understood these key concepts rather than achieved a particular level.” Tim Oates (2014)


KLIP's are then used to help teachers make a judgement during the year and reflect on whether pupils are on track to achieve the end of year expectations and then at the end of the year as to whether the end of year expectations have been achieved.