St Francis C.E. Primary School

St Francis C.E. Primary School

  • “Governors share the passion of senior leaders to secure the best possible outcomes for pupils.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Relationships between teachers and pupils are excellent.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Teachers make activities fun and relevant, which captures pupils' interests and ensures their good learning.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “There is a strong and positive ethos in the school.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Pupils make good progress across the school, particularly in writing and mathematics.”OFSTED June 2016
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Assessment

 

Assessment is an important part of school life at St Francis Church of England Primary School. Teachers use the information obtained through assessment to inform them of the achievement of pupils and to help them plan next steps. Pleaseclick here to read our full assessment policy.

 Assessment for learning - Formative Assessment

One of our highest priorities is for teachers to check the progress of their pupils during the lesson and take immediate action to secure positive outcomes. This may take the form of:

  • A mini plenary
  • One to one or small group questioning
  • TA observations/ comments
  • Peer or self-assessment

Alongside this, we use a range of other assessment strategies to give pupils regular feedback and provide us with the information required to plan future learning opportunities. To achieve this, we use a range of strategies:

  • Marking and feedback PDF icon
  • National statutory tests and tasks
  • Teacher and TA observations
  • Annual reports
  • Learning Journeys and Foundation Stage profiles
  • Formal and informal termly teacher assessments
  • Assessment Cards - these are used by teachers in reading, writing, mathematics and science to identify pupils' attainment against National Curriculum expectations as well as to identify their next steps. 

Assessment of learning - summative assessment 

With the removal of National Curriculum levels, at St Francis we use the information on pupils' assessment cards to make summative judgements of pupil learning. To read more about this, please click here.

Pupils in Year 2 and Year 6 will also be sitting the revised statutory tests to support us in making end of key stage judgements.  Please click here for further information.

Two helpful guides have also been produced to support parents in preparing their children for the new tests at the end of Year 2 and Year 6. Please click on the links below to access the relevant guidance for you.

Year 2 Parent Guide to Statutory Assessment PDF icon

Year 6 Parent Guide to Statutory Assessment PDF icon