Assessment

Hear at St John's we are required, like all schools, to follow the National Guidance for assessing primary school aged pupils.

RECEPTION (EYFS)

At the end of Reception (EYFS) children are assessed against DEVELOPMENT MATTERS and given a national grade of either:

1 Emerging: Just below the national expected standard 

2 Expected: At the national expected standard

3 Exceeding: Above the national expected standard

PHONICS SCREENING TEST YEAR 1

At the end of Year 1 children are given the national Phonics Screening Test for Year 1. They either PASS or DO NOT PASS. If a child does not pass they are re-tested at the end of Year 2.

END OF KEY STAGE 1

At the end of Year 2 children are given a set of national tests (SATs) for Reading, Maths, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling to asses if they have met the expected standards. The expected standards are called AGE RELATED EXPECTATIONS. Teachers make judgments against a set of objectives for Writing to judge whether children have met expected standards in Writing.

The children are given a grade of:

BXS: below expected standards
 
WT: Working towards expected standards

EXP: at expected standards

GDS: above expected standards - at a 'greater depth' in their application of skills

END OF KEY STAGE 2

At the end of Year 6 children are given a set of national tests (SATs) for Reading, Maths and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling to assess if they have met the expected standards. The expected standards are called AGE RELATED EXPECTATIONS. Teachers make judgments against a set of objectives for Writing to judge whether children have met expected standards in Writing.

BXS: below expected standards
 
WT: Working towards expected standards

EXP: at expected standards

GDS: above expected standards - at a 'greater depth' in their application of skills


THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL - AGE RELATED EXPECTATIONS

St John's uses an in house assessment tool to track the progress and attainment of pupils throughout each and every year, from Reception to Year 6.

Teacher judgments are based on a combination of ongoing formative assessment of children's learning in their books and in classwork, and summative short focused tasks at the end of each term.

The tracker allows teachers to track the attainment and progress of pupils against agreed objectives from the national curriculum, so that teachers can plan for coverage, accelerated progress and additional support.