Assessment & Reporting
Students are assessed in school in two ways:
- Formative assessment – this is done in a variety of ways by teachers, e.g. questioning, quizzes, mini-whiteboard work, and informs teachers as to the strengths and next steps for students, so they can ensure their teaching addresses this.
- Summative assessment – this is done by testing students to see what they have learned over a period of time. These tests may be done at the end of a topic, or at the end of several, to check that students are learning as expected. This helps us to assess the needs of students and put any necessary support in place. This also helps students to practise retrieval of their subject knowledge, strengthening their long-term memory of that content, for the future.
Reporting is an integral part of our communication and collaboration with parents. Our reporting calendar is carefully coordinated with other academies in the Trust to ensure that information is useful, relevant and timely. Our aim is to provide information that enables you to understand how your child is performing at school and to enable you to help and support your child to improve.
You will receive two progress checks a year. The progress check is a summary document that reports your child’s progress, responsibility to learning (RtL), behaviour and independent learning. Furthermore, attendance data is also included so that you have a complete overview of your child’s performance in school.
During the course of the academic year, successive reports will build upon one another to provide an overview of progress from one reporting period to the next. In this way, parents/carers will have a clear understanding of those subjects where good progress is being made, as well as those in which this is not the case
We also invite parents and carers to at least one consultation evening during the year to provide opportunities for parents to make direct contact with subject teachers in order to discuss progress.