On-going assessment is an integral aspect of day-to-day learning, informing planning and enabling staff to support every child in making progress across the curriculum. Data is collated half termly giving us useful information about trends across the school.
At the end of Reception and Year 2 the data is submitted nationally.
At Beddington Infants’ School, assessment:
is integral to teaching and learning
is consistent and age-appropriate throughout the school
enables teaching staff to respond accurately to the learning needs of each pupil
provides each child with appropriate provision to make progress
enables children to demonstrate what they know, understand and can do
actively involves children in identifying achievements and next steps
helps children understand the process and language of learning
is time effective and meaningful
ensures effective use of all adults to maximise learning opportunities
is based on best practice from a range of sources
involves families in the learning process
Using formative age-appropriate assessment to inform teaching and providing for the learning needs of all pupils.
Recording pupils’ skills, knowledge, abilities and achievements using consistent methods and approaches across the school.
Giving constructive feedback to children in a range of ways that enable them to have an active role in the learning process identifying what they have done well and their own next steps.
Using a systematic approach for informing parents/carers of their child’s progress and giving advice on how to support learning at home.
Systematically monitoring and evaluating pupils’ progress on an individual and school basis.
Involving all staff in the process of assessment and informing them of the outcomes.