State of Education survey report 2016 - Page 33

6 CURRICULUM, ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY While primary school leaders are not feeling positive about reforms to primary assessment and accountability, those in secondary schools are optimistic about new secondary performance measures in place from 2016. The majority of schools offer extra-curricular activities that, as governors tell us, help to prepare pupils for their futures. There are, however, concerns over a perceived narrowing of the curriculum. While there’s positivity about the introduction of ‘short’ inspections, compulsory academisation remains unpopular and school leaders generally feel that support for struggling schools is inadequate.