How does my child know where they are and how they need to improve in their learning?
At All Saints' we use written and oral feedback to engage in learning dialogues with our pupils. Giving feedback in this way ensures that learning targets are precise, tailored to individual learning needs and given with great frequency. Through our feedback, we clearly communicate and give pupils time to reflect on where they are at in their learning and what they need to do next to improve.
What about my child’s ‘level’?
As a part of the Government’s reforms to the national curriculum, the system of ‘levels’ to report children’s attainment and progress has been removed and will not be replaced. This has allowed us to have greater flexibility in the way we plan and assess pupil’s learning. At All Saints' we use a 'steps' system to rigorously track and monitor progress in line with the new national curriculum. Class teachers, at your request, will discuss with you at parent/carer meetings whether your child is achieving above, in-line with, or below the national average expectations for attainment.
The national curriculum tests and teacher assessment at the end of key stage 2 was reported in levels for the last time in summer 2015. This year new key stage 2 tests in English, mathematics and science, based on the new national curriculum, will be sat by pupils for the first time in the summer of 2016. The exact methodology of how the outcomes of the tests will be reported is still to be determined by the Government. We at All Saints' are engaged in a continual dialogue with the appropriate stakeholders so as to ensure information pertaining to the reporting of national curriculum tests is communicated to you as soon as it is available.
What do expectations for each year group look like?
By clicking on the appropriate links below you will find 'steps' statements for Reading, Writing and Mathematics for year groups 1 - 6. You will see that the statements sheets for each year group are called 'Bands'. Band 1 is for Year 1, Band 2 for Year 2 and so on. The statements on each sheet are called 'objectives' and are used by teachers to inform their planning in lessons.