Our day-to-day assessment helps to inform and improve future teaching and learning. The gathering of day-to-day assessment information, while often informal, can be unrecorded or quickly noted to support and guide longer-term assessments. The marking and assessment of written work is viewed as a crucial part of this process. (See Marking for Learning Policy) Brief lesson evaluations are recorded by teachers to help them plan lessons which responds to the needs of children.
Our longer-term assessments involve children in their own learning and allow teachers to track the progress of each individual pupil. Each term the school holds an “Assessment Week” and “Feedback Week”.
Assessment and Feedback Weeks (October / February/ May)
During Assessment & Feedback week previous targets are reviewed and new ones set for reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils are encouraged to reflect on how they learn, to understand where they are in their learning, where they need to go and how best to get there. This process is encouraged by the teacher who meets with each pupil for a quality 1 to 1 tutorial (maths, reading and writing). Tutorial sheets provides a focus for this discussion and a means of focussing on the positive aspects of their learning as well as setting new targets.