Assessment & Reporting

Assessing our pupils and tracking the progress they make is fundamental to teaching and learning. Assessment is a continuous process in the teaching and learning that takes place in school.  To support this, we use a very effective piece of software to track the progress of each individual child and set targets to inform their learning.

On entry to the Foundation Stage, the children undertake a ‘Baseline’ assessment to identify their strengths and areas of development.  In addition to this, the British Picture Vocabulary Scale and LARR Test of Emergent Literacy is undertaken support the teaching of all strands of ‘Communication and Language’.

In Key Stage 1, children undertake the two statutory assessments – the Phonic Screening test at the end of Year 1 and the Statutory Assessment Tasks (SAT’s) at the end of Year 2 – during summer term.

In Key Stage 2, children in Year 3, 4 and 5 undertake non-statutory assessments.  At the end of this Key Stage, Year 6 children undertake the end of key stage Statutory Assessment Tasks (SAT’s).  These results are reported individually to the parents/carers through termly parent consultation meetings, progress reports as well as end-of-year reports.

At the end of each half term, all children are formally assessed in Reading, Spelling Punctuation & Grammar and Mathematics.  In writing, the children complete a piece of Extended Writing three times per half term.  These pieces are assessed against the objectives within the 2014 revised National Curriculum.

End of unit assessments take place in Science; all other subjects are assessed in units of work, and teachers carry out their own assessments maintaining written records of the children’s progress.

All children are monitored very carefully and, if necessary, intervention strategies can be put in place to help those who have potential difficulties in some areas of the curriculum. Where necessary the SENCO will undertake more detailed assessments.

This table shows the percentage of pupils at the end of Key Stage 1 achieving each level in 2015

 

Level 2+

Level 2b+

Level 2a+

Level 3+

Reading

94%

84%

66%

36%

Writing

85%

70%

58%

24%

Maths

94%

85%

67%

37%

This table shows the percentage of pupils at the end of Key Stage 2 achieving each level in 2015
 

 

Level 4c+

Level 5c+

Level 6c+

Reading

85%

41%

0%

Writing

86%

25%

3%

Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

86%

68%

7%

Maths

90%

42%

10%

If you would like to find out more about our school's performance in 2015, click here to be taken to the Department for Education's league table page.  On this page you will be able to compare our school to others, both local and nationally.

To read more about our school from the government's Education website, click here.

Ofsted's School Data Dashboard, which provides additional information about our school's performance, can be found here.

  1. Assessment Presentation for Parents
  2. Assessment Information for Parents