Careful monitoring and evaluating ensures that the work is matched to the child and targets are set in reading, writing and maths which are evaluated regularly to ensure the children are appropriately challenged.
Recent changes in the National Curriculum have meant that the way children’s achievement is assessed has changed. At Charlesworth, we believe that careful monitoring of progress ensures that the challenge is matched to the child and appropriate targets are set in reading, writing and maths to ensure that all children make good progress. These targets are then discussed with the children so that they can play a full part in their own learning.
During the first half term in school children are assessed to help us ensure that their needs are considered in the planning of the curriculum and are met through its delivery. Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, which starts in Nursery and continues into Year 1. They are assessed against this profile regularly. From 2015 onwards, there will also be a new statutory Baseline Assessment at the end of Reception.
From Year One onwards, it is intended that formal assessment during the first half of every term will help us to ensure that we have a clear understanding of pupils’ achievements and future learning needs. These can then be considered in the planning and delivery of a curriculum that challenges all learners. This will be accompanied by on-going teacher assessments against a specific set of learning objectives for each year group. The expectation is that each child can demonstrate that they are secure in those objectives by the end of the academic year. Statutory assessment tests (SATs) will continue to be taken at the end of Year 2 and Year 6 to report on end of Key Stage attainment.
Expectations are high and children are constantly challenged to reach their full potential in all areas of the curriculum.