Assessment is an important part of the teaching and learning process as it provides both children and teachers with information which informs the next steps in learning.
Assessment takes so many different forms – through what is being said, observed, written, created, performed etc and is carried out by teachers, teaching assistants and the children themselves through self and peer assessment. This information, supported by more formal tests at an age appropriate level, helps to form an overall picture of a child’s achievements and progression throughout the year.
Within EYFS, we record Reception baselines and assess all 7 areas of learning, tracking progress across the year and giving us a whole year overview.
In KS1 and KS2 we track 3 main assessment points per year, with baselines for all year groups.
Parents are given reports on progress and attainment 3 times per year and our parent consultations tie in with these.