Assessment at Sidlesham Primary School follows the principle that assessment information will only be accurate and valuable if it is the result of rich and immersive learning opportunities. Assessment should not seek to label children’s achievements but instead, remove the ceiling on attainment and support children in the next steps in their learning. In the Foundation Stage, we use the EYFS curriculum (Development Matters) to record children’s achievements. Each child has an individual development profile, which clearly identifies next steps for learning. Across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, we follow the National Curriculum (2014) for English, Maths and Science.
We have based all other subjects on the National Curriculum programmes of study and have used this to develop our own curriculum. Religious Education is taught and assessed in line with the locally Agreed Syllabus.
Attainment in relation to the National Curriculum is recorded using specific software; this enables us to identify what children are able to do currently and what their next steps for learning are. This, along with comprehensive teacher knowledge, allows us to plan specifically for the needs of all children at Sidlesham Primary School.
Reporting to Parents
During the Autumn / Spring terms, parents are invited to attend Parents’ Evenings to discuss how their child is progressing and what they need to do to achieve end of year expectations. The meeting allows parents and teachers to set targets and to consider other information about learning and progress. Parents are always encouraged to contact their child’s class teacher, should they wish to discuss any aspect of their child’s education.
A short written report is provided at Christmas and during the Summer term and a longer report is provided in the Spring. These reports will outline attainment in relation to national expectations.