At George Tomlinson Primary we recognise that assessment is a continuous process integral to learning and teaching. We assess what we teach. It is how we gain knowledge of our pupils’ needs alongside marking of pupils' work and in class observations, achievements and abilities, enabling planning and delivery to be more effective, thereby raising attainment for every child.
The internal assessment tool the school uses to track and monitor progress is Target Tracker using age related expectations and end of year outcomes.
We do this by:
- monitoring and assessing pupil progress through internal assessment and moderation processes as well as statutory assessments at the end of Key Stage 1 and 2 and the multiplication check in Year 4 and the Phonics screening check in Year 1.
- monitoring and assessing our pupil’s progress through school to school moderation with a number of local primary schools.
- using assessment data to plan the learning for every pupil in order to ensure they meet or exceed expectations.
- analysis of school data by teachers and leaders across school to ensure that pupils identified as vulnerable, more able or at particular risk are making appropriate progress and that all pupils are suitably challenged.
- communicating information from assessment to parents and pupils during parent’s evenings and pupil’s end of year report.
Reporting to parents
Reporting to parents and carers provides the opportunity for communication about children's achievements, abilities and future targets. We provide opportunities for parents' evenings so that parents can discuss how well their child has settled into their new class and be involved in the target setting process; have opportunities for a mid-year progress report and have a final end of year report.
There are 3 parents' evenings per year.
The end of year written report includes results of any statutory tests and assessments and gives information relating to attainment, effort and next steps. Children are given the opportunity to evaluate their learning and progress in the report