Primary Lead Assessor Support Programme

“Learning to lead the assessment of primary school teaching and learning”

Programme Overview

The CIEA views the role of the Lead Assessor as an individual or individuals within a school who provide leadership in establishing robust assessment practices and processes at whole school or key stage. It is envisaged that Lead Assessors will go on to achieve qualifications offered by the CIEA with some ultimately qualifying as Chartered Educational Assessors.

The programme provides a range of benefits to schools and learners including:

  • Better outcomes for pupils and schools through improved teaching and learning
  • Ensuring the school’s curriculum and the assessment processes align in order to measure the extent to which the intended outcomes are achieved
  • Improving self-evaluation and preparation for scrutiny
  • The development a highly skilled workforce with expertise in educational assessment
  • Reducing teacher workload by ensuring that efficient, valid and reliable processes are used to measure and record pupils’ attainment
  • Building professional trust and integrity through accredited professional qualifications.

Programme structure

The programme will cover key aspects of the assessment process delivered to participants through a blend of online learning theory modules delivered by the CIEA, real-life examples of how certain aspects are currently being implemented in school settings along with suggested activities to support putting theory into practice in your school.

The Lead Assessor course has been a good opportunity to give quality time to thinking and considering how assessment works for individuals and as a whole throughout our school. I have particularly enjoyed reading the case studies and research, these have definitely widened my understanding of assessment processes.

September 2022 delegate

Online tutorials

The online tutorials will cover key themes in educational assessment designed to present a package to support schools to understand the process of setting and maintaining standards and ensuring fairness to all pupils.

Participants will work through the following tutorials at their own pace:

  • Approaches to Assessment
  • Standardisation & Moderation
  • Using Data
  • Managing People

Further details are provided here.


Dedicated course leaders provide ongoing support throughout the course with live sessions and discussions boards.