We have developed a curriculum at Holy Trinity which ensures children have a broad range of knowledge, skills and understanding. Above all we try to ensure they enjoy their learning and make progress. Assessing how children progress against the requirements of the National Curriculum informs teacher planning.
The school carefully monitors the progress of each pupil. Children’s work is assessed both formally and informally at appropriate stages. Teachers use formative (ongoing) and summative (test scenarios) assessment. Teachers and support staff continuously monitor and evaluate children’s progress in all subjects through marking, feedback and observations. Children are encouraged to play an active part in assessing their own progress and setting targets.
We have developed a system of recording and analysing assessment information with our partner schools in the Primary Advantage Federation. It involves a series of Fundamentals which children are expected to meet by the end of each academic year. The Fundamentals are shared with all staff, children and parents and are referred to regularly. Ongoing assessment consists of a suite of ‘Prove Its’ which provides evidence of children’s mastery of previous learning.
We use these assessments, Pupil Progress Meetings, year team and phase meetings to set appropriate work and to provide additional support if necessary.