Our teaching staff carry out both regular informal and formal assessment of individual pupil attainment to ensure gaps in learning are identified. Assessment is an ongoing process in every lesson during every day.
We hold parents/carers consultations in the autumn and spring terms and a written report is issued to all parents in the summer term, which highlights your child’s strengths and next steps in learning.
Open classrooms are held regularly throughout the year for parents to visit their child's learning environment and chat informally to their class teacher.
Early Years - Year R
In Early Years children are assessed during the first 6 weeks using the Reception Baseline Assessment. The Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) is a statutory assessment introduced in September 2021. It provides a snapshot of where pupils are when they arrive at school. It will eventually provide a starting point to measure the progress schools make with their pupils between reception and the end of primary school (Year 6).
Our Early Years staff also assess pupils on entry through observations, one to one learning, group activities and whole class learning. This information provides us with a sound knowledge of the starting point (baseline) for each individual child and identifies the support they need to flourish.
Key Stage One - Year 1 and Year 2
Throughout KS1 pupils are assessed at different points in the year. If gaps are identified through our assessment then individuals children may be part of an intervention group to help boost their learning or gain more confidence in a particular area. These are carefully directed and monitored. Staff will always keep you informed of your child’s progress and notify you of any areas for concern.
In June of Year 1, pupils take a Phonics Screening Test. The purpose of the phonics screening check is to confirm that a pupil has learned phonic decoding to an age-appropriate standard.
In May of Year 2, the children complete a series of standard assessment tasks (SATs). These generate additional information for the class teacher which enables them to accurately assess the child’s current level of attainment. A Teacher Assessment level is then reported to parents and is also passed onto the child's next school.