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September 2014 saw considerable national changes for schools. The new National Curriculum came into effect and together with this, the old ‘level’ system of assessing pupil progress was abolished; schools are now expected to make their own assessment systems and to also articulate them to parents.
In the Foundation Stage, pupils are assessed using the Foundation Stage Framework which assesses their progress and attainment in all areas of the FS curriculum. The pupils will be assessed as a 1 - Working Towards the Expected Standard, a 2- at Expected Standard or 3 - Exceeding Expected Standard at the end of the Foundation Stage year. These levels will be reported to parents.
For years 1 to 6 English and Maths, we assess the pupils using our Trust assessment, known as Symphony On Track. This uses statements for reading, writing and maths in each year group which the pupils are assessed against. If a pupil is assessed at the end of the year as attaining the majority of the statements for their year group, they will be assessed as 'Expected' in that particular subject. If a pupil does not attain the majority of statements for their year group, they will be assessed as 'Working Towards the Standard'. If a pupil attains all of the statements for their year group, and the majority of the following year's statements, they will be assessed as 'Greater Depth'. Statutory end of Key Stage assessments (Y2 and Y6) will take place each year. All of these levels will be reported to parents at the end of the academic year.
Please click the link below to see an example of the Symphony On Track assessment booklet for Year 1-6.
For all other subjects for Year 1-6 pupils, we use the Symphony Non-Core Assessment System. This assesses each pupil as 'Emerging', 'Expected' or Exceeding' in each subject twice a year. The specific Assessment Documents are below;
Ashby Hastings Primary School
Executive Headteacher: Mr Brookes
Ashby de la Zouch