Assessment and progress
Within all our work on assessment we aim for:
- All assessment to be a true reflection of where children are in their learning
- Everything we do as part of the assessment process to have an impact on learning and progress
- Children, parents and staff to have a clear picture of what children can do and what they need to do next
- Assessment processes to be accessible to all: everyone understands the system and its purpose.
Our Approach to Assessment
Children’s ongoing progress will be assessed and formally recorded at three points in the year in relation to the expectations for their year group as detailed in the National Curriculum.
Children's progress through school is tracked using a range of monitoring strategies. These include:
- Ongoing teacher assessment and book looks
- Tracking progress from starting points and identifying areas for improvement
- Feedback booklets completed for Literacy and Maths and feedback sheets for each foundation lesson
- Three assessment points (Autumn 2, Spring 2, Summer 2) - at each point children complete a Headstart Assessment paper in Reading, Maths, Spelling and PAG. Teachers complete question level analysis for these assessments which allows them to identify the strands children need to focus on in Reading, Writing and Maths. The results from these are recorded by staff on an internal tracking system to enable staff to track progress through a child's time in school.