How does the school know how well my child is doing?

  • At both schools we measure children’s progress in learning against national expectations and age related expectations.
  • Your child’s class teacher will continually assess each child and note areas where they are improving and where further support is needed. We track all children’s progress from entry in Nursery or Reception through to Year 6, using a variety of different methods including nationally agreed expectations and standardised reading, spelling and maths ages.
  • Each child’s progress will be discussed at our half termly pupil progress meeting. This is a meeting between class teachers and the senior leaders in the school to discuss the progress each child has made over the preceding few weeks. Things that are working well will be noted and any necessary changes to the existing support will also be discussed. If any change is suggested for your child then you will be informed.
  • If your child has individual targets set out in a pupil passport or individual support plan staff will make a brief weekly comment as to your child’s progress and invite you to do the same. Each half term the targets will be reviewed more fully. This will involve your child meeting with their teacher or the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) to talk about progress towards the targets, whether they have been achieved or whether they need to be adapted. They will then set some new targets which they will bring home to share with you. Anybody who works with your child will be able to see how they are progressing towards their target and what strategies will support their learning.

Year 1 parent

‘I feel the school is very good at ongoing monitoring.’

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