This is statutory in Year 4 and schools will be expected to follow STA guidance on how to administer the check. Multiplication tables check – GOV.UK
There are no monitoring visits for the administration of the Multiplication Tables Check.
Academies have a statutory duty to ensure that the Key Stage 2 assessments are administered to all eligible pupils. Schools should ensure that these are administered in accordance with published test administration guidance. Independent schools can administer the Key Stage 2 tests provided they have a written agreement in place with their chosen local authority for monitoring their end of Key Stage 2 tests and moderating their Key Stage 2 English writing Teacher Assessment, if relevant.
Local authorities are expected to provide monitoring visits to at least 10% of academies, free schools and independent schools that have selected that local authority for their statutory services.
External Key Stage 2 moderation remains statutory to ensure that teacher assessments are accurate and consistent with national standards. Teachers should assess all relevant pupils using the Teacher Assessment Frameworks and exemplification materials: Key stage 2 teacher assessment – GOV.UK
Local authorities conduct external moderation on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education and they are required to externally moderate at least 25% of schools every year at the end of Key Stage 2. Selected schools will have a sample of their English writing outcomes moderated and participate in a professional discussion with a Key Stage 2 moderator. This is a dialogue between teachers and moderators to discuss judgements, use the Teacher Assessment Frameworks and ensure consistency with national standards. If your school is chosen for an external moderation visit, you will be invited to a briefing session where the process is fully explained.