Assessment is a continuous process that takes place in all areas of the school life.
Through on-going assessment, we hope to build a complete picture of a pupil’s development, not only intellectually but emotionally, socially and physically.
Assessment can take many forms. We assess through discussion and observation as well as using more formal procedures such as testing. Formal assessment is carried out once a year in May. This allows us to track the progress of individual pupils and also helps us to identify strengths and weaknesses across the school. Parents/carers will receive information about the results of these tests as part of the pupil’s annual school report.
This is an ongoing assessment but it is collated during the final term. The aim of the assessment is to give us an indication of each child’s development in specific areas. The purpose of the profile and the results are discussed with parents/carers early in the school year and again at the end of the reception year. .
Year 6 pupils are required to undertake Statutory Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs) These are assessment tests in English, Maths and Science. The results of these tests are published to parents and are also published nationally in the form of league tables.