At Bevington we assess children to:
- Inform our next steps in planning and teaching
- Provide meaningful feedback to pupils
- Group children accordingly
- Communicate to parents how well their children are doing
- Ensure accountability
Assessment for Learning
Our most valuable assessment tool, Assessment for Learning, is used all day, every day. For example, we use a variety of questioning to determine children’s understanding and promote self- assessment. We also use high quality marking to ensure that children receive a clear indication of what they have done well, what they need to improve, and their next step. This is completed daily on each piece of written work.
Assessments help teachers form a rounded judgement about the extent to which children are learning skills and concepts in relation to the National Curriculum and individual targets. These judgements inform the immediate next steps in daily and weekly plans, as well as termly recorded judgements in which tracking enables the school to ensure no child falls behind and has appropriate interventions.
At the end of each term, teachers make a summative assessment of their pupils. We use a grading system which assesses the depth of a pupils’ knowledge and understanding against curriculum expectations for their year group. Teachers make these judgements using pupils’ work and objective trackers, along with their knowledge and first-hand experience of pupils.
|E||Emerging knowledge and understanding of year group curriculum|
|D||Developing knowledge and understanding of year group curriculum|
|S||Secure knowledge and understanding of year group curriculum|
|M||Mastered knowledge and understanding of year group curriculum|