As part of their funding agreements with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), academies and free schools are required to comply with statutory moderation and monitoring requirements as set out in the 2019 key stage 1 and key stage 2 assessment and reporting arrangements.

Academies that converted after 2 September 2018 will automatically be part of their geographical local authority’s (LA’s) arrangements for the first academic year. However, in subsequent years, they can choose whether to use their geographical or an alternate LA.

You must have a written agreement in place with your chosen LA to confirm monitoring and moderation arrangements.

If you choose to have an agreement with an alternate LA, you must confirm this on NCA tools using the ‘Record local authority’ tab by Friday 14 December. If alternate LA details are not submitted, we will assume you have an agreement in place with your geographical LA.

This section will open Monday 20 May for key stage 2 schools to submit their teacher assessment data. Local authorities can also submit teacher assessment data on behalf of schools within their authority.