Assessment and Reporting

We believe that effective assessment supports teachers to plan and teach high quality lessons, which enable pupils to progress further. 

Teachers collect a range of evidence to tell them about what your child has learnt - this could be photographs, observations, work books and tests.  Teachers will use this information to set your child a target, plan the next steps in their learning and provide your child with exciting opportunities and activities for them, to help them achieve their goals.

There are some forms of assessment that are statutory, which are used to tell external organisations, such as the Government, OfSTED and E-Act, how well the school is doing compared to others in our local area and nationally.  These include the Year 1 Phonics Screening Test and Year 6 End of Key Stage 2 tests (SATS).  Parents will always be informed of how well your child has achieved in these assessments, through a letter home at the end of the year.

As a parent, you will be informed of your child’s learning and progress in many ways throughout the year.  There are two Parents’ Evenings each year - in the Autumn and Spring terms and at the end of the academic year, you will receive a written report. Your child’s class teacher will inform you of the progress your child has made, their targets and a National Curriculum level. If your child is in the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery or Reception), you will be informed of your child’s progress against the Development Matters age bands, using the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.  At the end of your child’s year in Reception, their level of learning and development is assessed against the national Early Learning Goals.

Click here to see the Principles for Assessment


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