Assessment is integral to high quality teaching and learning. It helps us to ensure that our teaching is appropriate and that learners are making at least expected progress.
Across our school we will ensure that;
Assessment is fair, inclusive and free from bias.
Assessment is open, honest and transparent.
Assessment secures high expectations for all.
Assessment is appropriate to age, task and desired information.
Assessment is accurate and consistent.
Assessment supports comparison with other schools, both locally and nationally
Assessment outcomes provide meaningful and understandable information for pupils, parents and school staff
Assessment - subject leaders will ensure the following...
- English and maths outcomes are recorded at the end of each term and once a year for the other subjects (at the end of the academic year) on Sims. For subjects apart from English and maths, teacher assessment judgements are based on the learning in the books, verbal feedback in lessons and occasional summative assessments such as analysis of a final piece of work, a performance or a test.
- Children's outcomes (data) will be evaluated to spot performance trends across the school, including identifying underachieving pupils or groups of children and creating and implementing effective plans of action.
- Advise and make suggestions to colleagues about assessments that can be used and help members of staff make assessment judgements of pupils.
- Ensure assessments are manageable and consider workload for teaching staff.