In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children are assessed through ongoing observations by teachers and other adults, and these are recorded in their learning dairies, which are shared with parents. The children are assessed using the Foundation Stage Profile as set out in the Depart-ment of Education Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage.
In Key Stages 1 and 2, children are regularly assessed in the core subjects of English and Maths through normal class activities. There are also occasional tests to support this process. Children‟s progress is tracked throughout the year so that any child slipping behind is identified and supported. In KS2, children also have indicators for future performance and we use these indicators to ensure we challenge children to make the progress they are capable of. Children in Year 2 & Year 6 also undertake National Assessments.
We also keep a record of children’s progress in the five Every Child Matters outcomes (Stay Safe, Be Healthy, Enjoy and Achieve, Make a positive contribution and Economic well-being), quickly identifying children who might be in danger of not meeting one or more of these outcomes.
Please read our Underpinning Principles for Assessment Policy Sept 14