Standards and Assessments

    Why do we assess?

    Our assessment provides valuable information to help children, teachers, parents and school leaders to acknowledge, analyse and review achievements and progress in learning against expected standards. Our assessments inform our immediate and long term planning. Our assessment gives:

    • Children - the learners -  an understanding of where they are secure, what it is that they need to do to rectify any gaps and the next steps needed to extend their learning
    • Teachers - the detailed knowledge of their children’s achievements which they can use to inform future learning, their planning and their teaching
    • Parents and carers - regular reports on their child’s progress in meeting expectations and ensures that teachers, children and parents can work together to secure learning and raise standards for all children
    • School leaders and governors - information that they can analyse and use to make decisions about  future actions to improve standards, learning and  teaching in the school
    • External agencies and partners - (such as those schools organisations in which a pupil will receive the next stage of his/her education, or the Council, the DfE and Ofsted) the evidence that a school knows its children well and sets and maintains high standards in learning and teaching as part of the school’s public accountability to its children’s future.
    Click the links below to read the current assessment and marking policy as well as a parent's guide to looking in their children's books and what you would see.