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 points 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 2 times a year to inform you of progress and targets.
Key Stages and Assessment Arrangements
Pupils are assessed at the end of each Key Stage, 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 Foundation Stage (Reception), teacher assessments take place and these are reported to the Local Authority.
At the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2), teacher assessments and tests/tasks take place and these are also reported.
At the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6), children sit their national SATs (formal external tests).