Assessment is an integral part of the teaching and learning process. Assessments are made by teachers throughout the school year to identify next steps in pupil learning. These are undertaken in a variety of forms, including regular pupil progress meetings with other colleagues, observations of children, teacher feedback and pupil responses, self/peer marking, written tasks and tests.
Each term, pupils across the school take standardised formal assessment tests in English and mathematics. In addition to this, Year 6 pupils sit the statutory national end of Key Stage Two tests (SATS).
Parent/carer - teacher consultation meetings
- Autumn term
We will discuss how children have settled into new classes and general progress of pupils.
- Spring term
There will be a consultation meeting for all parents/carers to discuss progress and an additional meeting for Year 6 parents/ carers to discuss SATs procedures.
- Summer term
A written report is sent home. Parents and carers can discuss informally any specific queries with their child’s class teacher.
The school uses Rising Stars PIRA and PUMA standardised tests.
Key Stage SATs:
In the summer term of 2016, children in Year 2 and Year 6 were the first to take the new SATs papers. The new-style SATs for English and maths reflect the new national curriculum, and are more rigorous than previous years' tests. There is also a completely new SATs marking scheme and grading system which has replaced national curriculum levels.
At the end of Year 6, children sit tests in:
- Spelling, punctuation and grammar
These tests are both set and marked externally, and the results are used to measure the school’s performance (for example, through reporting to Ofsted and published league tables). Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.