In the summer term, every child from Reception to Uppers are assessed for progress.
In the final term of Reception an EYFS Profile is completed for every child. The Profile provides parents and carers, practitioners and teachers with a well-rounded picture of a child’s knowledge, understanding and abilities, their progress against expected levels, and their readiness for Year 1. The Profile must reflect: on-going observation; all relevant records held by the school; discussions with parents and carers, and any other adults that the teacher, parent or carer thinks can offer a useful contribution.Each child’s level of development is assessed against the early learning goals and Reception staff will indicate whether or not they are meeting or exceeding the expected levels of development. This is the EYFS Profile. There are seven areas of learning which are broken down into 16 Early Learning Goals
- communication and language.
- physical development.
- personal, social and emotional development.
- understanding the world.
- expressive arts and design.
In the 2018-19 cohort, 100% of pupils achieved all of their ELGs. 50% of the cohort were exceeding in all 16 ELG the rest of the cohort exceeded the vast majority of their ELGs and were meeting the rest.
In Yrs 1 to Yr6, all pupils are assessed on their reading age- this is decoding words and also comprehension and their spelling age. The vast majority of children exceeded their calendar age in all categories, and many made 2 yrs+ progress since the previous year. Additionally all KS2 pupils are assessed in Non Verbal Reasoning
Progress in Maths and Progress in English tests provided by and marked externally by GL Assessment provide our main source of assessment. In maths the children are assessed on their understanding of number, measurement, geometry, ratio and proportion, algebra and statistics
In English the children are assessed on spelling, grammar and punctuation and reading comprehension for narrative and non narrative texts.
In 87% of the areas tested, Junior pupils exceeded national expectations
Additionally, GL assessment provided feedback on individuals progress based on their previous year’s scores. 82% of pupils receiving Learning Support with previous data made expected or higher than expected progress. 77% of all pupils with previous data made expected or higher than expected progress.