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Assessment and Record Keeping

On-going assessment is vital in order that we can ensure each child makes academic progress, at their own level, as they change classes throughout the school.

Teacher discussion, across the classes, school and Local Authority is important to continuity within the curriculum and assessments made.  This discussion is also valuable in enabling each individual child to continue their personal progression as they change class.

The teacher assesses each stage of a child’s work to ensure they are achieving their potential.  The first assessment made is that of the young child’s readiness for reading.  This assesses a child’s auditory, visual, language and motor development and any physiological, environmental or personality factors which may impair progress.

Activities in class are pursued to meet each child’s individual needs. Individual records of level of achievement are kept and are shared to show evidence of achievement and progress. They are passed to the new teacher when a child moves to a new class. All children throughout school are regularly assessed.

Children take part in Statutory Assessments in Year 1 for Phonics and at the end of each Key Stage (Year 2 and Year 6) in the National Curriculum core subjects, and parents receive information as to their child’s level of attainment in these curriculum areas.

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