Aims and objective:
Through this policy, we aim to:
- To raise the standards of achievement throughout the school
- To maintain accurate records of the progress and attainment of individual children.
- To ensure consistency in assessing achievement and identifying achievable and challenging targets for each child
- To enable the active involvement of pupils in their own learning
- To provide regular information for parents that enables them to support their child’s learning
- To provide the information that allows school leaders and governors to make judgments about the effectiveness of the school and to evaluate the school’s performance against its own previous attainment over time and against national standards.
Term assessment is a powerful way of raising pupils’ achievement. It is based on the principle that pupils will improve most if they understand the aim of their learning, where they are in relation to this aim and how they can achieve the aim
- Identify children’s strengths and gaps in their skills /knowledge
- Track the child’s rate of progress
- Identify individuals and groups for the specific intervention support
- Is important for informing both parents and teachers of a child’s attainment and progress.
- Record performance in a specific area on a specific date.
- Provide age standardized information.
- Provide end key stage test data against which the school will be judged.