Accrington Benjamin Hargreaves CE (VA) Primary School
Assessment, Recording and Reporting Policy
We, at Benjamin Hargreaves, strive for excellence in education by providing a safe, secure, caring family environment, where all are valued and respected as individuals, enabling them to reach their full potential, whilst growing in their love and understanding of the Christian Faith.
Aims of assessment
Assessment is a continuous process integral to teaching and learning. It is how teachers gain knowledge of their pupils’ needs, achievements and abilities, enabling planning and delivery to be more effective, thereby raising attainment for every child.
Assessment needs to:
Assessment for Learning
Assessment opportunities, which are a natural part of teaching and learning, are constantly taking place in the classroom through discussion, listening and analysis of work. It is essential that teachers know how well a child has progressed and that pupils understand how well they are doing and what they must learn to help them improve.
To achieve this we will:
Formal Assessment Cycle
From September 2015 the way by which we assess children’s progress has changed and the children are now assessed according to age related expectations laid out in the new National Curriculum. Our School uses the Lancashire KLIPs which provide teachers with a breakdown of the age related expectations from which they must assess each child. In Reading, Writing and Maths it is expected that the teachers will use independent work and have supporting evidence to assess against the KLIPs and will assess each child individually to gain a full perspective of what each child is able to do and where further support/intervention may be needed to help them achieve their age related expectations. In Foundation Subjects such as Geography and History, the KLIPs will be used. However the children will be grouped and assessed against their peers. By the end of the academic year the teachers will make final judgements regarding the progress and attainment of each child and will have a bank of evidence to support their judgements for moderation by the Headteacher, Assessment Coordinator and subject leaders if needed.
Formal assessment is a systematic part of our School’s work which will be used to track each cohort in School. It is through an effective tracking system that the needs of every pupil can be met and that the school develops a clear understanding of how to raise standards
The Assessment cycle at Benjamin Hargreaves will include data from:
Tracking data will be reviewed every term by the Assessment Coordinator and Headteacher. It is in recognising the individual abilities of pupils, that School can make finely, tuned adjustments for target setting for each cohort.
Reporting to Parents/Carers provides the opportunity for communication about their child’s achievements, abilities and future targets. The annual end of year reports are written so that they have a positive effect on pupils’ attitudes, motivation and self esteem. Reports written for Year 6 children are sent onto their receiving High School. All reports include particulars of a child’s effort and attainment in subjects studied as part of the School’s Curriculum. Comments refer to strengths and weaknesses and will include targets for future development. A separate report reporting on the Statutory Test results will be provided for certain year groups. Parents/Carers also have the opportunity to receive verbal feedback from teachers at Parents’ Evenings held in the Autumn and Spring Terms.
The Assessment Co-ordinator will:
Review Summer 2017