Assessment serves many purposes, but the main purpose of assessment in our school is to help teachers and pupils plan their next steps in learning and inform parents and carers about children’s progress.
Outcomes of assessment are also used to check and support our teaching standards and help us improve.
Through working with other schools and using external tests and assessments, we will compare our performance with that of other schools. During their time at Shillington Lower children currently undertake the national Phonics screening check in Year 1 and KS1 SATs in Year 2.
We assess pupils against assessment criteria, which are short, discrete, qualitative and concrete descriptions of what a pupil is expected to know and be able to do.
The school holds structured conversations in the autumn and spring terms. These take the form of 15 minute parent consultations for each child. Progress is a key feature of these meetings. In the summer term an annual report will be sent to parents.
A parent information session was held on 2nd May 2017 to update parents on life without levels, assessment and reporting. The presentation can be found here.