Our Principles for Assessment

Following the introduction of the new National Curriculum in September 2014, we have reviewed our assessment practice and are beginning to develop new assessment systems that promote high quality teaching and learning. As we move away from the level descriptors we are developing a school wide system based on the end of year expectations from the National Curriculum.

We believe that assessment is at the heart of teaching and learning. It is part of every lesson- informing us how each child is getting on. It is used to measure progress throughout each child’s learning journey. It is used to diagnose needs of individual pupils.

  • Pupils are assessed each term against agreed criteria
  • Teachers work together to moderate pupil’s work and their judgements, to ensure that there is agreement
  • Teachers take part in external moderation through attendance at professional development meetings
  • Progress is measured and tracked for each child
  • Information on attainment and progress is collated each term. This is shared with staff and governors. It is used plan interventions and support.
  • The leadership team meet with each teacher, each term, to discuss progress for each child
  • In the Summer Term children carry out statutory tests and assessments (Year 1, Year 2 and Year 6)
  • We report to parents three times a year. In November and February we meet with parents to discuss progress. In July we provide written reports, including results of statutory tests.

Further information about our assessment principles can be found in our Learning and Teaching policy, which encompasses our assessment policy.

In 2019-20 and 2020-21 children did not undergo any end of year statutory assessments due to school closures as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Information about the Reception Baseline Assessment click HERE