Assessment at Braybrook
‘Braybrook’s Approach to Assessment & Progress Tracking
in the new National Curriculum’
In the light of recent Government expectations, there has been a move away from the previous levelling systems used to judge the progress and attainment of children. Under the previous system, expectations would have been for a child in Yr 2 to achieve a ‘Level 2’ (Level 3 was above age related expectations) and a child in Yr 6 to achieve a ‘Level 4’ (Level 5 being above age related expectations). Now this is no longer the case!
As the Government have not sought to impose a single system for ongoing assessment, we, like many schools within the Peterborough Local Authority, have now implemented a system that can:
Give reliable information to parents about how their child, and their child’s school, is performing, help drive improvement for pupils and teachers and make sure the school is keeping up with external best practice and innovation’.
This has been developed to ensure that the data at pupil and whole school level is presented and recorded with clarity and consistency, while removing the more confusing elements of the previous system. Assessment should have a purpose at every level and for everyone involved. Through our new system:
Pupils will be given appropriate feedback 1:1 each term.
Teachers will continue to use assessment findings to inform their planning.
Teachers and leaders will continue to use data to quickly identify children who are under-achieving and to put in place appropriate support.
Parents should have a clear and accurate sense of their child’s achievement and progress.
Governors should be able to use data to ensure that the school is supporting pupils’ learning effectively.
As in previous years, we have created a report format for parents, which you will receive at the end of every term. The hope is that this will inform parent consultations after the October and February half-terms, when progress can be discussed and advice given as to how you might best support your child’s good progress at home. The format of this report is similar to that of last year’s, and will enable you to monitor your child’s progress and effort, in addition to other aspects relating to school, which we believe to be important.