A number of screening and assessment activities are undertaken throughout the school to help teachers recognise pupil progress and strengths and to diagnose areas of weakness. Appropriate plans can then be made to match the needs of the individual group of pupils or class. The Assessment results are shared with parents at all stages of a child's life at school.
Early Years Foundation Stage Profiles – Reception class
These informal ongoing assessments enable teachers to establish a baseline of achievement from which future progress can be measured.
National Curriculum Standard Attainment Tasks and Tests (SATS)
When children have reached the end of a Key Stage they are assessed according to statutory requirements. The results of these assessments are reported to the Education Authority and discussed with parents.
End of Key Stage One SATS - Summer Term
Year 2 pupils aged 6 to 7 years
End of Key Stage Two SATS - Summer Term
Year 6 pupils aged 10 to 11 years
11+ Selection Procedure / Transfer Tests
At the age of 11+ children transfer to the secondary stage of schooling. A series of selection procedures based around maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning are set for all children. According to the results of these tests, children transfer to Grammar or Upper Schools in the High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Hazlemere and Holmer Green areas. Meetings are arranged for parents of children in Year Five to inform them of the details of the selection procedures.
Teachers will carry out summative assessment within class at the end of each unit of work to identify misconceptions and areas for development for each pupil. Data achievements are recorded on our management system and used to support children to achieve their potential.