Assessment

Pupils are assessed both formally and informally across all areas of the curriculum, including Religious Education.

Pre-school information together with initial observations are used to make entry assessments of each pupil. The Foundation Stage Profile, which is a way of summing up each child’s progress and learning needs, is completed for all children at the end of Reception Class. This profile is based on the staff’s ongoing observations over all six areas of learning.
 
At the end of Key Stage 1, Year 2 pupils undertake SATs (Standard Assessment Tasks) with Teacher Assessments in English, Mathematics and Science. At the end of Key Stage 2 SATs results are compared nationally. Year 3, 4 and 5 pupils do QCA standardised tests in English and Mathematics. These tests are used alongside teacher’s own records of assessing pupil progress (APP) to inform teachers and parents of children’s achievement.
 
Reading tests are used in the school, and a record of each child’s comprehension and spelling attainment is sent up to the next class.

Profiles are kept of individual achievement in Information and Communication Technology and work samples are, where appropriate, saved in pupil’s individual files. Levels of attainment are used in Religious Education. Parent-Teacher consultation takes place normally in October and March of the School year. Parents are also encouraged to make appointments to see individual teachers after school. Written reports are sent out before the end of the summer term. There are also planned half-termly ‘drop in sessions’.