Your child’s progress will be monitored through:
- Regular termly teacher assessment, using our national curriculum objectives tracking database in Maths, English
- Sitting bi-annual tests, including SATS practice papers for Year 2 and Year 6
- Effective feedback and marking
We send mid-year and end of year progress reports home to parents.
Types of Assessment
SUMMATIVE is Assessment OF Learning. It is used mainly to measure performance and clearly identifies a standard of pupil attainment. It is carried out at the end of a period of learning.
Examples: • Internal School Examinations • End of Topic/Unit Tests • Standardised Tests •
FORMATIVE is Assessment FOR Learning. It is ongoing and provides evidence of and for progression in learning. It supports learning through identifying difficulties, providing feedback and diagnosing future learning priorities.
Examples: • Class work • Homework • Questioning • Oral Discussion • Presentation • Short Recall Test • Practical Project • Research
Reporting can take many different forms including:
- Formal Reports – Years 8 to 11. Single page computer generated reports given to parents at the end of the winter term. These reports will have a percentage mark for each subject/year average/descriptors for Homework, Attitude to Work/Personal Organisation and Behaviour. There will be an overview comment by the Head Teacher, Year Teacher and a comment on Attendance and Punctuality
- Years 8 to 11. Full computer generated reports given to parents at the end of the summer term. These reports will have a percentage mark for each subject/year average/descriptors for exam performance and progress
- Parents Meetings – Each year group will have one annual Parents’ Meeting. Subject teachers have the opportunity to discuss with parents the pupil’s progress/achievement/homework/class work/effort/attitude/targets for improvement.