Children are continuously assessed by their teachers as part of the normal classroom teaching. We believe it is important to involve the children in determining what they have learnt and what they need to do to improve. We have very clear steps for success which the children are involved in developing, and so they understand the criteria that is needed to ensure they improve.
At the end of each term we report on children’s attainment to parents, showing their progress across the curriculum including reading, writing and mathematics, and an overview of how each child is socially. We want to see how the whole child is improving, not just English and Mathematics.
Every term in learning conferences the children have the opportunity to talk about their learning, what they are proud of, and what they need to do to further improve. The teacher talks through the school progress report and is able to discuss what parents can do at home to help their child/ren develop. If parents have any further queries about how to support learning at home, an appointment can be made to see the class teacher at any point in the school year. We see this area as a partnership between parents, teachers and, most importantly, the children.