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ASSESSMENT

Assessment at Winsor Primary
The Story so far…..

Winsor Primary began to move away from National Curriculum levels in September 2014. The motivation behind the change was to put children and their current achievements/next steps at the heart of any assessment discussions. Winsor Primary believes that stakeholders had become too focused on numerical values and with limited attention paid to the criteria used to support these decisions. Winsor Primary continues to recognise the need for numerical data for whole school tracking and planning purposes and as such continues to collect teacher assessments/test data. Modifications to assessment procedures have been designed to familiarise all stakeholders with Winsor’s assessment criteria and encourage constant revisiting of these statements to support children’s progress.

September 2015

Teacher Assessments

Each year group has a set of statements that children are working towards. Test data and children’s progress towards these statements are used to inform teacher assessments. Children are judged as emerging, developing or secure at any given year group. There are four collections of Teacher Assessments throughout the academic year- Autumn start, Spring start, Summer start and Year end.

Tests

  • Winsor Primary recognises that formal tests are a part of children’s school careers and as such we aim to make our students ‘test ready’ with the least amount of stress.
  • Year 1-6 will complete tests during each ‘Assessment Week.’ These tests will change each term and will provide a standardised score- comparing children at Winsor Primary against a national sample.
Test scores will be used;
- to discuss school performance with Ofsted
- plan interventions, budgeting and support
- target set/predict end of KS performance
Test scores will not;
- Be routinely shared with parents or children.

Assessment Week

Winsor Primary aims to make assessment purposeful and include all stakeholders in the process. Assessment weeks, which comprise the activities below, will be held each term from September 2015.

  • Time for children to review and reflect on their learning to date, assess themselves and suggest new targets.
  • All children will have a 1:1 meeting with their class teacher to discuss their progress and agree targets.
  • ‘Buddy Reading’ sessions will be planned for mixed ability and age groups to listen to each other reading and make suggestions of where/how to improve.
  • Open sessions where parents will view work or attend a lesson to help them understand how their children are learning and the expectations.
  • A certificate assembly will be held in each Assessment Week from Spring 2016. Certificates will be awarded for successfully meeting agreed targets.

What is expected attainment?

Children are given a teacher assessment in the Autumn, Spring, Summer and at the Year End.

1/3 of the statements achieved = Emerging.
2/3 of the statements achieved = Developing.
2/3-All of the statements achieved = Secure
The tables below show where children should be working at different points in the school year.

Year Groups
Emerging
(E -)
Emerging
(E)
Developing
(D-)
Developing
(D)
Secure
(S-)
Secure
(S)

Term

Y1

Y2

Y3

Y4

Y5

Y6

Autumn start

W

1S

2S

3S

4S

5S

Spring start

1E

2E

3E

4E

5E

6E

Summer start

1D

2D

3D

4D

5D

6D

Year end

1S

2S

3S

4S

5S

6S

How do I know if my child is making good progress?

If a child is making good progress they should be meeting their targets each term. Children are awarded a gold certificate for all 3 targets, silver for 2 targets and bronze for 1 target.
Children would be expected to make 6 steps progress in year from their starting point.

Autumn
start
--> --> --> --> --> Year
End
Previous Year

Secure
(S)

Emerging
(E -)
Emerging
(E)
Developing
(D-)
Developing
(D)
Secure
(S-)
Secure
(S)