Your child’s progress is continually monitored by his/her class teacher. We know how well your child is doing by using the following:
- Assessments based on the Early Learning Goals Ages and Stages in the Reception year.
- His/her progress is reviewed formally every term in English and Maths using objectives from the National Curriculum.
- Children in Year 1 are required to complete the National Phonics Screen that will assess their ability to read real and pseudo words.
- If your child is in Year 1 and above, but is not yet working within National Curriculum expectations, a more sensitive assessment tool is used which shows their level in more detail and will also show smaller, but significant steps of progress. The levels are called ‘P levels’. We also use Performance Indicators for Value Added Target Setting (PIVATS) to assess in smaller steps for some children identified with SEND. These will be identified with each PLP.
- At the end of each key stage (i.e. at the end of year 2 and year 6) all children are required to be formally assessed using Standard Assessment Tests (SATs). This is something the government requires all schools to do and are the results that are published nationally.
- Children with SEND will have a PLP which will be reviewed, with your involvement, every term and the plan for the next term made.
- The progress of children with an EHC Plan is formally reviewed at an Annual Review with all adults involved with the child’s education.
- The SENCO will also check that your child is making good progress within any individual work and in any group that they take part in.
- Outside professionals also provide school with further in depth assessments. These are usually from the EP, STT, SALT.