Assessment

We use many different methods to ensure that pupils are making progress as they move through the school. Teachers continually assess children’s progress and plan appropriate activities for their next stage of learning.  Feedback is shared with the children, so that they understand the next step and what they need to be able to do to improve and progress their learning.

More formal assessments are carried out periodically, particularly towards the end of units of work or at the end of the academic year.

Children’s achievements are celebrated in their classrooms and throughout the school. We have a weekly ‘Gold Award’ Assembly to celebrate a variety of achievements by the children.

Reporting to parents

We hold a parents evening in the middle of the first half term (October) to report to parents how children are settling in and to ensure everyone (teachers, children and parents) are clear and happy about the plans for the year.

Our second parent’s evenings are early in the Spring Term.  Out ethos is not to present ‘new’ information at parent’s evenings however – if teachers have concerns about children they will contact parents at the first opportunity.  Similarly, if there is positive feedback to be shared, this will be done as soon as possible.

Parents and Carers receive a detailed, written report is issued towards the end of the summer term.

If your child is in Reception, this will include a summary of your child’s progress towards achieving the Early Learning Goals.

If your child is in Years 1 to 6, the report will include a summary of your child’s overall progress, as well as a measure of your child’s attainment and strengths and weaknesses in the core subjects of English, maths and science.

There will be opportunities for you to meet with your child’s class teacher at a final ‘Parents’ Evening’ in the summer terms.  However, we are always happy to discuss any concerns about pupils’ progress at any time of the year.