Your child’s progress is continually monitored by his/her class teacher.
His/her progress is reviewed formally every half term and a school ‘standard’ given in reading, writing and maths. In addition pupil progress is recorded and shared with you on a termly basis through parent-teacher meetings.
If your child is in Year 1 and above, but is not yet working at Key Stage One expectations, a more sensitive assessment tool is used which shows their level in more detail and will also show smaller but significant steps of progress. The levels are called Pivats.
At the end of each key stage (i.e. at the end of year 2 and year 6) all children are required to be formally assessed using either teacher assessment or Standard Assessment Tests (SATS). This is something the government requires all schools to do and are the results that are published nationally. At the end of Year 1 your child will take the Standardised Assessment Phonics Screener to assess their phonetic knowledge and skills.
Pupils with SEND will be supported through a Provision Map which will be reviewed with your involvement, every term and the plan for the next term made. This map sets clear, achievable targets for pupils to meet as well as identifying their strengths, challenges and the ways in which they like to be supported. It is a shared document written by the pupil, class teacher and support staff who work with them regularly.
The progress of children with an Education Health and Care Plan is formally reviewed at an Annual Review with all adults involved with the child’s education.
The SENS Leader will also check that your child is making good progress within any individual work and in any group that they may take part in by monitoring progress closely using academic assessments and the use of other assessments, for example their reading age, spelling age or a Boxall Profile assessment to measure emotional and social wellbeing.