At the beginning of the school year, attainment targets are set for all pupils in reading, writing and maths.
Attainment targets are set based on prior attainment using on entry to EYFS data, at the end of either EYFS or Key Stage 1 and pupil achievement. These targets are shared with parents at parents evening.
Teachers assess children against statutory requirements of the National Curriculum in all subjects. Attainment in reading, writing and maths is measured against age-related expectations set out in the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. Where the curriculum expectations span 2 years, teachers use KPI’s based on these statements to make an assessment of whether a pupil is on track to meet the expected standard by the end of the key stage. Teachers assess during and after every lesson. This short-term formative assessment informs future planning and ensures that assessment is being used to enhance learning. Self and peer assessment is also used and children are involved in the process of assessment.
In all other subjects, pupils will be regularly assessed against key skills and knowledge linked to the age-related expectations set out by the National Curriculum. Subject leaders evaluate the standards in their subject, along with looking at areas of strength and weakness and they review and implement subject development priorities. Each child’s progress is reported annually.