Assessment is an integral part of the learning process, and its purpose at our school is to support your children and their teacher in evaluating the impact of the learning experiences provided.
It provides a means of collecting information regarding a child’s progress and pin pointing areas that may need further consolidation.
A variety of assessment procedures are used allowing teachers to fine tune teaching and delivery of the curriculum to match individual needs and the needs of the class.
All our pupils are assessed on a daily basis in a continuous informal way so that teachers can give instant feedback on what children are doing well and what their next steps for learning are.
In addition to this, there are more formal and statutory testing procedures that take place throughout the time your child is with us.
When your child leaves our school, we send this information to his/her next school.
At the end of each academic year, teacher assessments are reported to parents in the form of the School Report. We also hold parents’ evenings to inform you of progress and targets.
DfE assessment principles
Key Stages and Assessment Arrangements
- Currently at the end of Foundation Stage (Reception), teacher assessments based on the Early Years Profile take place and these are reported to the Local Authority. 2020 will be the last year of the EYFS Profile as from September all new primary school pupils will take the new reception baseline assessment that will replace the KS1 SATs in Year 2.
- At the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2), teacher assessments and tests/tasks currently take place and these are reported nationally. KS1 SATs will be removed in 2022/23 due to the introduction of the new Reception baseline assessment in September 2020.
- Pupils are assessed again at the end Key Stage 2, when your child’s progress will be measured against the standards set out in the National Curriculum using the appropriate level descriptions. At the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6), this is done by children sitting their national SATs (formal external tests) in reading, spelling, punctuation & grammar and mathematics (writing is assessed using moderated teacher assessments). The results of the SATs are reported nationally in the government performance tables.
- Pupils with Special Educational Needs may not take the Y6 SAT tests, teacher assessment judgements are made using the P Scales.