Pupils arrive at Farley after taking Key Stage 1 SATs at infant school. Throughout their stay at Farley the Pupil' attainment and progress will be monitored at regular intervals, enabling valuable intervention to take place should children be at risk of falling behind.
As children's work is marked, the teacher will give praise and feedback which allows children to know what their next steps to improve are.
As from September 2014, a new National Curriculum will be taught to pupils in Year 3, 4 and 5. Pupils in the current Year six will continue to be taught the old National Curriculum and will be tested on that when they sit their SATs examinations in the Summer Term 2015. These tests will be externally marked and reported to parents towards the end of the academic year. These results will also be published nationally early the following academic year.
This will have an effect on how we assess pupil's attainment and progress, especially as the DfE has removed levels. This challenges the school to come up with its own robust assessment system. To this end the NAHT designed a set of principles to assist schools to develop their own assessment systems. It is expected that every school's assessment system s will be underpinned by these principles and that this will ensure they are fit for purpose.
Farley Junior School is currently in the process of using these principles to develop an assessment system and policy that is robust.
Principles for assessment
|NAHT – For Leaders, For Learners
Underpinning Principles for Assessment
|P1. Assessment is at the heart of teaching and learning.
|P2. Assessment is fair.
|P3. Assessment is honest.
|P4. Assessment is ambitious.
|P5. Assessment is appropriate.
|P6. Assessment is consistent.
|P7. Assessment outcomes provide meaningful and understandable information for:
|P8. Assessment feedback should inspire greater effort and a belief that, through hard work and practice, more can be achieved.|