The results provide a snapshot of where each pupil is, gives us a measurement of progress over time and automatically takes care of the moderation and standardisation we require. It promotes the sharing of best practice across the Trust.
Academy Transformation Trust

Working with Academy Trusts

GL Assessment provide Trusts with a range of nationally standardised ability and attainment assessments for consistency and comparability leading to no surprises. Whether your Trust is big or small, starting out or well-established, your Trust can benefit from central purchase savings through our assessments of ability, attainment and barriers to learning.

With over 35 years sector experience we can also provide a great deal of support and information to assist Trusts. You can read about how other Trusts have implemented standardised assessments in our two MAT guides, ‘Getting started’ and ‘Growing pains’; we also provide specific reports and assessment solutions that allow cross academy comparisons.

What do you receive?

When you sign up to working with GL Assessment there is a great deal of information and support available

  • A bespoke package of assessments, screeners and surveys
  • Multi-year agreements
  • Training and support
  • Invitations to events and networking forums

For more information on any of the above, please click here.

For immediate assistance contact us.

ASCL magazine - Central vision article

How do multi-academy trusts (MATs) create a shared ethos and culture across their schools? Our Chief Executive Greg Watson argues that the key is to think centrally but work collaboratively. Download the article, or read it on the ASCL Leader website.

Due Diligence

Due Diligence offers a critical appraisal of key information about an academy before a formal partnership is formed. One of the essential elements of the process is understanding the achievement levels of students and gaining an overview of attitudes towards attendance, attainment and the progress of students within the academy.

Our new Due Diligence Digital Assessment Solution provides Trusts and academies with a snapshot of a standard reading age and attitudes to learning within an hour. The Solution includes our digital assessments; New Group Reading Test (NGRT) and Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) survey.

Cross Academy Trust Report

Cross Academy Trust report enables a Trust to compare the assessment results of all academies within a Trust. With this information, you can:

  • Provide a robust, reliable, external measure of the overall Trust performance
  • Compare results across academies to identify good practice and pin-point interventions to improve standards of teaching and learning
  • Support MAT growth
  • Validate teacher judgements and support student progress.

Getting started

Practical advice for implementing standardised assessments in small to medium MATs

As MATs grow, so do the potential headaches. We’ve enlisted the help of a number of MATs to share their experiences of assessment across their small and growing Trusts.

Growing pains

Considerations and best practise for successful Multi Academy Trusts

Whatever their size, Multi-Academy Trusts all experience growing pains as they take on more schools. We asked a number of MAT CEOs and Directors of Education where their main difficulties lie, and common themes were accountability, recruiting and retaining the best staff, speaking a common language of assessment and the challenges of building a strong capacity for growth.

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Over 70% of academies in MATs in England chose GL Assessment in 2016! Contact us to find out why

Using NGRT to support reading interventions

At Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Year 6 students participating in their induction from feeder primary schools in July take the New Group Reading Test (NGRT) in preparation for their arrival in September.