How we assess, monitor and track progress and attainment

We currently use a market leading assessment tool called ‘O Track’, which allows us to input our assessments and track progress and attainment. As we explore and embed our new curriculum using ‘Curriculum Maestro’ we will also be exploring the possibilities of integrating our asessment and tracking within that system. This data is reported to Governors, where it is discussed within the context of school improvement.

These processes enable staff to identify any additional support or further challenges which may be required for the children to achieve their full potential.

We normally work closely with the other local schools, particularly in the Small Schools Cluster, to moderate our assessments and to share good practice. Due to Covid this has not been possible in recent years but we are delighted that we have been able to work with Pathfinder MAT on moderation, and that the Small School Cluster moderation is beginning again in Summer 2022.

External and Statutory Assessments

Children take external or statutory assessments at several key points in their primary education:

  • The Phonics Screening Check takes place in KS1. We hope you find this information from the DfE about the Phonics Screening Check helpful.
  • In Y4 children participate in the Multiplication Tables Check.
  • At the end of KS1 children are assessed and can be tested in the core subjects and then at the end of KS2 they take the KS2 tests – often referred to as ‘SATs’. For more information about these assessments, please see the parent guidance on the DfE website.

We hold parent information meetings about both the MTC and the SATs and share information and presentations from these on the Sycamore Class page. For further information about the Phonics Check, please see the Acorn Class page.