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What does ARE mean?

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sallythesheep73 Tue 13-Mar-18 09:32:16

In relation to primary school standards what does the abbreviation ARE mean? Many thanks

biggreenbows Tue 13-Mar-18 09:35:31

Age Related Expectations

brilliotic Tue 13-Mar-18 10:05:28

If I understand correctly, however, the term is slightly misleading as it implies that the children's actual age is taken into account. In reality the ARE are the same for all children in the same school year, no matter if they're e.g. 6+10 months at the end of the school year, or 7 + 9 months.
In fact they are not 'age' related at all, but rather 'school year' related expectations.

(Not 100% sure about this, happy to be corrected if wrong!)

sallythesheep73 Tue 13-Mar-18 10:05:45

Excellent, thank you.

GlitterandSequins Thu 15-Mar-18 12:40:11

Typically ARE is for the academic year as brilliotic explained however you may find that they do take the child's age into consideration, especially if they are working above or below the ARE. We certainly do in Early Years as it makes a huge difference if you have a child born in Sept compared to a child born in August (obviously we hope and support every child to reach the ARE but it's another factor to consider when looking at progress).

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