What is assessment?
Assessment enables children and teachers to clarify exactly what children know, understand and can do. It informs the next steps in the children’s learning and it monitors their progress.
What is our aim?
At Pinner Wood School we aim to:
• Recognise and celebrate all pupils’ achievements.
• Place equal value on all pupils and welcome the diversity among them.
• Evaluate our teaching, identifying pupils’ strengths and areas for development.
• Ensure continuity and progression.
• Identify pupils with special educational needs.
• Identify pupils with English as an additional language and those from different ethnic minority groups.
• Identify strengths and areas to develop with new children as they arrive (Years 1-6).
• Inform parents, support agencies, the local authority and governors.
• Provide pupils with the opportunity to review their work, to self-assess and set future targets.
What do we believe?
• At Pinner Wood School we believe that every child matters and is entitled to have their progress tracked. They are also entitled to have work matched to their level of attainment so that they might progress to the best of their ability.
• We believe that we should meet all children’s individual needs.
What do we record?
The progress of each child is tracked electronically on the school’s network. It will include the following information:
• Baseline assessments made as the children begin in Nursery / Reception.
• Progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage.
• Termly Teacher Assessments.
• End of Year 1 Phonics check.
• End of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) Teacher Assessments in Maths, English and Science.
• End of year teacher assessments in all subjects.
• End of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) Assessments in Maths,
English and Science.
Classroom recording will include:
• Regular marking including comments referring to future learning.
• Updating assessment records in maths, reading, writing and speaking and listening.
• Pupil targets.
• Termly tracking of progress.
• End of unit assessments in different subjects where appropriate.
• Assessment of foundation subjects.
When do we report?
• Parent / Teacher appointments are made in
November and March to discuss progress.
• Reports for all pupils are written annually and given to parents at the end of the school year.
• At the end of Foundation Stage parents receive their child’s Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.
• Parents of Year 1 children will receive details of the Year 1 Phonics check.
• At the end of Key Stage 1 parents receive details of their child’s teacher assessment.
• At the end of Key Stage 2 parents receive details of their child’s teacher assessment and the SATS results.
How we assess at Pinner Wood?
In Nursery and Reception we use the Early Years Foundation Stage Assessments and Profile.
In Years 1-6 at Pinner Wood we use Target Tracker bands to assess in each year group. Information on these can be found below.