Our Approach to Assessment

From September 2015, we introduced a new system for assessment. As part of the Government’s changes to education, it is now up to individual schools to develop an approach to measure and track children’s attainment and progress against the new National Curriculum.

We have worked closely with our Federation partner, Eliot Bank – and a number of other schools – to develop an approach, which we feel is most effective in assessing against the new curriculum.

Throughout the year, your child’s attainment will be judged against the criteria set out in the year group-equivalent Standard and Expectations. This on-going judgement will identify what children have achieved and what they need to do next.  Information regarding the specific standards and expectations can be found by using the links in the Standards and Expectations seciton of this page.

In addition to this, the children in Year 2 to 6 will sit in-house assessments in reading, writing, GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) and mathematics towards the end of each term. The outcomes of these assessments will be reported to you at the start of the following term.

The following presentation below gives you a brief outline to the Standards system we have developed.

To support you with our new approach to assessment we have developed some FAQ's below: