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Holy Trinity Church of England
Primary School, Lower Beeding

Pupil Progress

Class teachers assess the children as part of their normal class teaching. Informal assessments of the children take place all of the time. These informal assessments help them to build up a picture of your child's abilities and inform their future planning. From time to time the class teachers will set pieces of work to assess the children. For our older pupils these pieces of work may be a test.

The school is required to formally assess each child at the end of each key stage. There is an informal nationally prescribed teacher assessment for our reception pupils.The children are then assessed at the end of each of the next two key stages, ie. at ages seven and eleven. All of these assessments are shared with parents. Results for the previous academic year can be found here.

The school operates an ‘open door’ policy, and parents are encouraged to contact us if they need to discuss any issues relating to their child.

During the school year we also hold one to one parent teacher consultation meetings. The first, during the Autumn term, is an opportunity for you to meet your child's class teacher. A second meeting is offered during the Spring term so that you can check on your child's progress. Towards the end of the Summer term, a detailed written report is sent to parents. A consultation is available to parents to discuss this report.

Assessment and the National Curriculum

All teaching and learning at our school is based upon our aims:

Work together, Learn together, Grow together.

In line with these aims, every effort will be made to include every child in every lesson, irrespective of their background or ability.

Our aim is to create an ethos and environment in which children can enjoy learning, and are able to reflect, improve and grow in confidence.    Assessment for learning is an integral part of this process.

Our principles for assessment

The principles will form the basis of our development of our assessment systems.  This system will be developed by our school, and will follow on from our curriculum review to ensure compliance with the requirements of the new National Curriculum that became statutory in September 2014.  During the transition to a new assessment system, childrens’ attainment and progress will need to be monitored.  The school will continue to use the system of levels during this time.

Our principles for Assessment can be found here.