Pupils are continually assessed throughout their education.
In Nursery and Reception assessments are carried out at the beginning of the school year or when a child enters school. Throughout their time in Nursery and Reception an individual Learning Journal is developed in which children, parents and staff all contribute so that a robust profile of what each child can do is created. These assessments inform our planning. At the end of the Foundation Stage a profile is completed for each child.
In all year groups the children’s progress is assessed each half term. This enables teachers to celebrate the children’s achievements and identify the next steps in their learning. We follow the DfE requirements for assessments and work within the guidelines and principles set out by the Department of Education.
At the end of Year 6 children complete the national Key Stage 2 statutory (SATS) tests. These results will be used as a basis for the teacher assessments at the end of the academic year.
The SATS papers that our Year 2 and Year 6 pupils will be taking in the Summer term are different from previous years. Click here for more information about these tests and the changes.
Teacher assessments will be given to parents with reports in the Spring term and again in July. They also help inform planning for the next year. However, there are many other measures which we use to mark achievement and it is important to recognise that individuals have many and varied talents.