Parental support in our school is great and many parents have asked through the parent questionnaire that we share assessment information more regularly than the two parents evening and end of year report. Previously, the school sent a report card out every half term about progress and effort. We have adapted this proforma with the help of parents, governors and staff in school using our assessment system.
This is the first time data has been shared with all parents in this format and the system will take some getting used to. There will be a meeting in the next term to explain this further and more information on the website. I will also create a Q&A page as questions get asked.
Children are expected to be working within their year group objectives. However, children develop and progress differently and pupils need to be taught at their level.
To assess your child, we use a combination of testing to see what they can apply and teacher assessment.
Throughout the term, teachers have been planning and assessing your child’s learning against a series of age-related learning objectives linked to the national curriculum.
|Year Group objectives|
|Below||Below +||Within||Within +||Secure||Secure +|
|Age related in July||Above age related in July|
By the end of the academic year (Sum 2), pupils are expected to be W+ on their year group objectives for Reading, Writing, SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and Maths. Therefore, if they are working on the year group objectives below their year group or at B or B+, it isn’t anything to worry about. This assessment is one term (Autumn term) and there are 2 more terms to cover the year group objectives and make progress.
Pupils on track by term
|Aut 1||Aut 2||Spr 1||Spr 2||Sum 1||Sum 2|
A pupil working at S and S+ on their year group objectives is working at greater depth and working above age related expectation in sum 2.