An important part of our work is to ensure that our teaching matches the needs of our pupils. Through assessing their progress, we can ensure that appropriate work is planned for the next stages in the children’s learning.
Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception class)
A ‘Baseline Assessment’ was introduced for all children in Reception in September 2015. Throughout their first year at school, children are continually assessed in the 6 areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, beginning with the prime areas of learning and leading on to the specific areas of learning. This assessment is mainly carried out through observations by the teacher or teaching assistant, of practical activities in which the children are involved. This assessment is recorded using an online learning diary which parents are able to access from home, and add to.
Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2)
Ongoing teacher assessment is used to help identify and meet learning needs. In line with government requirements.
Key Stage Two (Years 3 - 6)
Ongoing teacher assessment is used to help identify and meet learning needs. In Year 6, children take the National SAT tests in Reading, SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and Maths. These are reported to parents and the Local Authority.