Assessment Without Levels

Mid Term Reports Information on reporting pupil progress

We are a School that is happy and secure, where every child strives to achieve their full potential. At Shanklea Primary School where everyone works, plays and co-operates with others in a caring way.

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and interconnected. We therefore believe it is important to report to you on a whole wealth of areas with regards to your child’s development, not limited to their reading, writing and mathematical achievement, against set criteria. We do this by using reading journals , homework tasks, discussions with you and formally reporting on areas such as your child’s social skills, emotional intelligence, politeness, values as well as other academic areas such as creativity, sporting and musical abilities.

 We do however provide data and specific information about how your child is achieving in Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Science and hope you find the explanations useful. If you do have any questions or worries,  please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher at any time.

Personal Progress

 The most important information to us is your child's personal progress — reaching their own potential, achieving as well as they can to the best of their ability. For example, some children could be doing very well and achieving well but not making good progress, they would be coasting even though the data for them would look good. Alternatively, there could be a child who really struggles and is making fantastic personal leaps and bounds, but in terms of the data it would look like they were making very little progress. It is therefore important that we track each and every pupil carefully to ensure they are reaching and challenging their potential.

 In the Autumn and Spring Terms we hold consultation evenings during which each parent is given a summative report. These identify personal targets for reading, writing and maths. These targets are based on an individual child's progress and identify an expected target. There is also information on the report to show how these compare with National average attainment at the end of the year.

As a School we discuss each child's progress regularly with the whole teaching team. What happens in school is not however the whole picture. Along with the effort a child puts into their learning, is the support a child gets from home. As a School we want to support parents to help with their child's progress and so in response to parental feedback we now issue a progress report midway through the year (after the February half term) and a summary report at the end of the year which can be discussed at the Summer consultation evening. Parents also receive the results of the Statutory Assessment Tasks (Year 1, Year 2 and Year 6).  Due to the nature of the Early Years Curriculum parents receive termly next step targets and then a summary report at the end of the year.