Assessment And Reporting
The Purpose of Assessment
We believe that assessment should identify individual needs and achievements and inform the learning process.
It should be an integral part of planning and involve all stakeholders within the learning process. It carries responsibilities such as ensuring that all children have the opportunity to demonstrate their achievements and that decisions made about children’s performance are accurate, fair and consistent.
- Promote a common interpretation of the standards of attainment.
- Ensure that teachers’ judgements of the standards of children’s work are consistent, both with one another and with national standards.
- Ensure that teacher assessment judgements are underpinned by a sufficient body of evidence and records.
- Promote children’s level of motivation and engagement with their learning through developing their self-assessment skills.
- Identify individual need and support intervention provision planning.
- Ensure assessment is integrated into lessons and informs planning.
- Ensure the smooth administration of Standard Tasks considered appropriate for each individual at the end of each Key Stage.
- Provide evidence for monitoring arrangements in order to identify areas for continuing school improvement.
School Assessment and Reporting Process
- Annual Process: Pupil attainment and progress is recorded on a termly basis and aligned to parent consultations. Progress is measured from the start of the academic year (baseline) to the end of year. Attainment is measured and reported against national standards - Expected Standard (EXS) or Age-Related Expectations (ARE).
- System: We monitor progress and attainment online using Classroom Monitor. This tool enables us to assess and report progress and attainment in real time.
- Online Reporting: Parents and carers are given access to our online reporting system where they are able to view ongoing detailed information related to attainment, progresss and evidence.
- Parent consultations: Parents and carers are invited into school termly to discuss their childs learning and behaviour. We encourage all parents to view their child’s online report prior to the consultation where the teachers will use it as a basis for discussion.