Foundation stage children are assessed against The Early Years Foundation Stage criteria.
Years 1 to 6 are assessed against the National Curriculum level descriptors.
Our on-going assessments inform teacher's planning and curriculum delivery to ensure all children's needs are met. Teachers are continually providing feedback so that children know what their next steps in learning are. The children have targets for literacy and numeracy which they work towards on a daily basis and they are encouraged to apply these targets across all areas of the curriculum.
As a school we formally assess children in reading, writing, and numeracy on a termly basis. Teachers track pupil progress and set new targets in literacy and numeracy as appropriate. Parents are informed about their child's attitude to learning, target grids are shared in the autumn and spring term at our termly parents' meeting. Parents' receive a full academic report in the summer term which indicates academic progress and attitude to learning. In addition to parents evenings we also hold sharing afternoons which provide the opportunity for the children to share their study work and learning environment.
At the end of Year 1 the children are assessed on the National Phonics Screening. Their result is reported to parents.
At the end of KS1 (Year 2) Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) are undertaken in literacy and numeracy. These are marked by our school staff and moderated with other schools. The teacher's assessments are reported to parents at the end of the year.
Information about the 2015-2016 Key Stage 1 Assessments can be found in this information pack.
At the end of KS2 (Year 6) Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) are undertaken in literacy and numeracy. These are sent away to be marked. All Year 6 pupils across the country take the tests in the same week in May. The test results and Teacher Assessments are reported to parents at the end of the school year.
Information about the 2015-2016 Key Stage 2 Assessments can be found in this information pack.
Our current results can be viewed here
The new national curriculum has been taught in all LA maintained primary schools, including Wybunbury Delves, since September 2014. Those pupils who are at the end of KS2 in May 2016 will be the first to be assessed against the new national curriculum.
From 2016, national curriculum test outcomes will no longer be reported using levels. Scaled scores will be used instead. Following the removal of teacher assessment levels, interim teacher assessment frameworks will be used to make judgements for pupils at the end of Key Stages in 2016.
At Wybunbury Delves we have set out our end of year expectations for each year group and pupils are monitored towards achieving these through target bookmarks.