Assessment is used regularly to allow us to make informed judgements about the abilities, knowledge or attitudes of the children within our care. We can then adapt our future planning and teaching to meet the needs of the children.
Formal assessment takes place at the end of Year 2 and Year 6 in the form of National SATs (Standard Assessment Tasks). These results are formally collected and analysed externally. In addition, the teachers in Y3 – Y5 use less formal assessments. We use the information gleaned from the assessments to analyse the specific needs of the children. We endeavor to make the SATs as comfortable as we can for the children and try to limit the pressure that some children inevitably feel.