How we assess

Since the former system of “levelling” children’s attainment was withdrawn by the Government, we have been working on finding alternative ways to record summative assessments for our learners.  We use a market leading assessment tool called ‘OTrack’, which allows us to input our assessments and track progress and attainment.  We use Assertive Mentoring to assess maths, a home grown system for assessing writing (based on the end of Key Stage guidelines), and our own scheme for assessing reading, based on Primary Assertive Mentoring and the end of year guidelines issued by the DfE. This data is reported to our Teaching and Learning Committee of 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 work closely with the other primaries in the South of York (soon to be the South York Mat) and with other schools in the Small Schools Cluster to moderate our assessments and to share good practice.


Phonics Screening

We hope you find the following information about the Year 1 Phonics Screening helpful.

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