Assessment, Achievement and Attainment

As the children move through the school their progress will be continually assessed using a variety of methods. Assessments help the teacher gauge whether the child is making progress and identifies the next steps in their learning. The most widely used assessments are known as continuous assessment. This takes place within the classroom and may include observations, oral questioning, marking of work, or more formal methods, such as tests. Teacher assessments in reading, writing and maths are completed three times a year, assessing pupils against  expectations from the 2014 National Curriculum.  Findings from these assessments are available to parents at any time during the school year, but particularly at the twice yearly parent consultation evenings. Baseline assessment is carried out for children in their first term in school. When the children leave the Foundation Stage, they will have been assessed against the National Early Learning Goals and given a Foundation Stage Profile score. In May of each year national assessment tasks (SATs) are completed in Years 2 and 6.

KS1 and KS2 Assessment Data 13/14

Where the number of eligible pupils is 10 or less, results are not published in order to ensure that the results for individual pupils remain confidential.

In the Summer of 2014, there were 14 children in the KS1 cohort, of whom 12 were on roll at the time of the KS1 assessments:

  • 92%% of the cohort achieved Level 2 or above in reading
  • 100% achieved Level 2 or above in writing
  • 100% achieved Level 2 or above in maths
  • 33% achieved Level 3 in reading
  • 17% achieved Level 3 in writing
  • 25% achieved Level 3 in maths

There were 10 children eligible to take the end of KS2 tests in 2014:

  • 90% achieved level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths (81% Derbyshire and 79% national).
  • 80% made expected progress in reading, 90% made expected progress in writing and 100% made expected progress in maths.
  • 80% achieved a level 5 or above in reading
  • 40% achieved a level 5 or above in writing (and 60% a level 5 or above in SPaG)
  • 50% achieved a level 5 or above in maths

All of the published information in the government’s school performance tables for our school can be found here.

As our last OFSTED inspection found….

‘Pupils are making good progress in Key Stage 1. At the end of Year 2 they consistently reach above average standards in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils continue to make good progress in Key Stage 2 and attainment is above average by the end of Year 6. An above average proportion of pupils reach the higher Level 5 in English, mathematics and science.’

OFSTED—December 2009

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