Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Assessment

We believe that a key to knowing the strengths and weaknesses of individual children is Assessment for Learning and the use of evidence and conversation to identify needs. Children are involved in knowing and setting targets for improvement. A variety of intervention strategies are used to help the children to overcome any barriers to their learning.

Curriculum planning involves all members of the teaching staff to ensure there is progression and continuity in learning as your child passes through the school and all our planning processes give due regard to the requirements of the Foundation Stage and National Curriculum.

Understanding Primary Assessment 

If you have a child in Year 2 or Year 6 they will be taking they national curriculum tests; the SATs. They are designed to provide information about how your child is progressing when compared to national averages.

It is important to note that they are not qualifications and do not affect your child's future options in school, but that the results are used to help teachers pitch their lessons at the appropriate level for their classes, with a view to helping children reach their full potential.

In Year 2, two new tests were introduced in 2016: An arithmetic test to check mathematic ability, and an optional test of grammar punctuation and spelling which schools may choose to administer.

In Year 6, the main changes to tests in 206 were: The inclusion of questions to assess new areas of core national curriculum subjects and a new arithmetic test to check your child is progressing with basic mathematic fundementals.

  • A scaled score of 100 is the expected standard for KS2 SATs
  • In 2017 the average scaled score was 104 in reading, 104 in maths and 106 in grammar, punctuation and spelling