Assessments

Department for Education Performance Tables can be viewed by clicking the link below. 

https://www.gov.uk/school-performance-tables

 

The National Curriculum for Primary schools changed in September  2014, and the system of levels used to report children’s attainment has been removed and will not be replaced.

 

During the academic year 2014-15, the school was involved in a period of transition from old levels to new assessment descriptors.

 

  • Reception (FS2) assessments have not changed in school or nationally.  A new baseline assessment was introduced in September 2015.

 

  • Children in Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 are assessed against expectations set out in the new National Curriculum.

 

The programmes of study within the new National Curriculum set out expectations at the end of each Key Stage - children in Y2 are at the end of Key Stage 1, children in Y6 are at the end of Key Stage 2.

 

Each school’s curriculum has an assessment system to check what children have learned and whether they are on track to meet the expectations at the end of the Key Stage.  Schools are responsible for developing their own assessment system, there is no common system applied to all schools.

 

At Aston Fence we have spent a considerable amount of time developing an assessment system which meets the needs of the children.

 

Our assessment and reporting system includes:

 

  • Ongoing assessment by the class teacher throughout each lesson, which includes questioning, observation and dialogue.

 

  • Children knowing what they are being asked to learn and more importantly why.

 

  • Success criteria are discussed with the children and the work is then assessed against these.

 

  • Written or verbal feedback between the child and the teacher identifies the next step in their learning.

 

  • Regular work scrutiny and talking to children.

 

There is no longer an expectation that children move between levels.  Now a child will work within the expectations of their year group and assessments will reflect the stage of their learning within that year.

 

The following statements reflect our assessment process:

 

  • Emerging – a child who has met some of the year group expectations.

 

  • Expected – a child who has met all of the year group expectations.

 

  • Embedded – a child who has securely met the expectations and deepened their learning through the application of skills in different contexts rather than moving onto the next year’s curriculum.

 

FS2

 

Children in FS2 will continue to be assessed against the areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) profile.

 

Assessments will be based on observations of daily activities and events.  At the end of FS2 for each Early Learning Goal, teachers will judge whether a child is meeting the level of development expected at the end of the Reception (FS2) year.

 

  • Emerging – not yet reached the expected level of development

 

  • Expected

 

  • Exceeding beyond the expected development for their age