Assessment in Early Years
When your child is in nursery and/or reception, assessments of their learning are by written observations, pieces of work and photos collected by the class teacher, TA or nursery nurse. These observations are collated in your child’s Learning Journey. This book is always available for you to look at. Parents are encouraged to add your contributions and observations of what your child is able to do and we valued this input from you.
Written reports of nursery and reception children’s progress and individual targets are sent home three times a year. In addition to this, in the reception classes there are two occasions when you will be invited in to discuss achievements and progress with your child’s teacher on Progress Review Days (12th January 2017 and 29th June 2017).
Assessment in years 1 – 6
Every term, your child completes a formal assessment in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and maths. Class teachers track their progress against their personal targets. Children in year 1 are assessed by observation of class work, until they are able to complete more formal testing themselves. Written reports are sent home three times a year and there is also an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress at two Progress Review Days (12th January 2017 and 29th June 2017).
In addition to our on-going assessments, we have some statutory assessment which we must undertake and publish results to parents. These are the Early Years Profile assessment (end of reception), Phonics Screening Check (end year1), key stage 1 assessments (end of year 2) and key stage 2 assessments at the end of year 6. Results of all these assessments are reported to parents at the end of the Summer Term.
Secondary and Sixth Form
Each term your child will have their progress assessed in all subjects. The majority of subjects will have written examinations during our termly exam weeks. Exam weeks are scheduled in the academic calendar for 2017 – 2018 as follows:
- Term 2: Week commencing 27th November 2017
- Term 4: Week commencing 12th March 2018
- End of year exams: Week commencing 11th June 2018
Following each formal exam students' progress is reviewed and group changes are made to maximise their learning potential. Parents receive a report through the post and have the opportunity to formally discuss their child’s progress at our two Progress Review Days (17th January 2018 and 5th July 2018). However, if you have any concerns in the meantime please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Each term we publish the progress and attainment data of all our students, encouraging students to reach their ’personal best’.