Assessment, recording and reporting in this school is an important and central part of teaching and learning, which involves the children whenever possible. We believe that assessment is an ongoing process, which takes place in a variety of different forms. As a school, we work hard to identify what individuals, groups and whole classes need to learn in order to progress.
We then cater our teaching to suit the needs of our children.
The National Curriculum (2015) gives guidance to which objectives children should be working within depending on their Year Group and Key Stage.
Information for Parents: Statutory Assessments
qReception baseline assessment
Schools must complete the reception baseline assessment for each child in the first six weeks after they enter reception.
Key Stage 1
|Key stage 1 test period|
|Phonics screening check week|
Key Stage 2
|May||Key Stage 2 Tests|
Multiplication tables check
Schools must administer the multiplication tables check within a 3-week period in June.
Scaled Scores Information
For KS2 testing, children whose scaled score is below 100 will be reported as working towards the expected standard,
children working 100-109 will be reported as working at expected standard, and children whose scaled score is 110+ will be reported as working at greater depth.
As there is no test for English writing, this will be reported as a teacher assessment judgement.
This is a judgement teachers will make, based on your child’s work at the end of key stage 2.
You will also receive teacher assessment judgements for English reading, mathematics and science.
How can you help your child to prepare?
Teachers will make sure all pupils in their class are prepared for the tests.
There’s nothing specifically test-related that you should do to prepare your child.
You should follow the general advice teachers give about supporting your child’s education throughout the year.
Your child’s teacher will be able to answer any questions you may have about the tests and teacher assessment judgements.
For more details, you can visit the website or watch these short videos for parents about the tests at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
School Assessment System
As well as having statutory national testing, we use our own assessment system in school to monitor and review the progress and attainment of children across school.
Please click here to view Statutory Performance data 2019, 2022, 2023.
The children in our Reception class are taught based on the objectives in the EYFS Framework. They are assessed using the EYFS profile.
During the first few weeks of Autumn 1, children are assessed using the DFE baseline assessment.
Assessments are then also formally inputted at the end of the autumn and spring term, and again in the summer term.
Assessments in Foundation Stage are continuous and ongoing. Any assessments/observations are recorded in each child’s portfolio.
Before an assessment level is decided, the teacher uses all the evidence gathered to make a judgement.
|Y1 - Y6
(We assess the progress and attainment of our children’s learning in all areas of the curriculum in both formative and summative ways)
|Other subject areas||
REPORTING TO PARENTS:
Opportunities are provided to share assessment information with Parents or Carers. A short written report is given at the parents evening in spring, and summer terms. This report supports the verbal discussions taking place between teachers, and Parents/ Carers. Parents will receive information on whether their child is working towards, at or above national expectations, information on what their child is successful in, and any next steps that parents can support with at home. This information will be given for reading, writing, and Maths. A full written report is sent out towards the end of the summer term when further information will be given on the children’s progress and attainment in other subject areas. Year 2 and Year 6 SATs results are also reported in line with guidance from the DFE.
If you would like any information on teaching, learning or assessment policies in specific subject areas then please see our subject polices or assessment policy.