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.

Formal Assessment

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.

EEmerging knowledge and understanding of year group curriculum
DDeveloping knowledge and understanding of year group curriculum
SSecure knowledge and understanding of year group curriculum
MMastered knowledge and understanding of year group curriculum