ASSESSMENT AND PROGRESS
You may be aware that schools now need a whole school assessment system which DOES NOT refer to the LEVELS we have used previously.
We assess the children at regular intervals against the New Curriculum objectives. Children will be emerging, expected or exceeding for each year group - this is in-line with National descriptors. Recent changes have made progress judgments more difficult as we are now comparing both different curriculum objectives and different assessments too.
There have been even more recent changes in National Assessments - they are now more challenging and give children a standardised score (+/- 100). From January 2017 we will be assessing the children using materials which give a standardised score similar to those introduced in Summer 2016. This should give us a more robust measure of attainment and progress.
The school, governors and cluster have made decisions about changes to assessment based on having a positive impact on outcomes for the children at our own schools, and at secondary school, and have taken the correct decision not to rush into new systems during a period of so much change and uncertainty.