Assessment of progress is an ongoing process that we share with the children. All pupils are encouraged to set termly targets and these are discussed with class teachers.

The school assesses progress in Writing on a half termly basis and a more formal assessment of progress in Maths and Reading is carried out once per term- this is age appropriate and also is firmly based in teacher assessment.

The school carries out statutory assessments of pupils in Year 2 and Year 6 and pupils in Year 1 take part in the Phonics Screening Check.

Parents are invited to consultation evenings twice a year; pupil progress against key performance indicators for their age is discussed at this time.

Children in Reception take part in a baseline assessment during their first few weeks in school.

We use Key Performance Indicators to assess progress in maths, English and science in KS1 and KS2 and these allow us to see exactly what pupils know and need to improve on. The statement banks are updated by teachers regularly and feed into end of term assessments. More formal termly assessements are carried out in maths and English from Year 1 upwards.

For all other subjects we have developed our own end of Key Stage outcomes and are developing end of unit assessment grids based on our schemes of work and the requirements of the National Curriculum.

Pupils are encouraged to review their own learning in all subjects: in the Early Years this is carried out alongside staff using Tapestry; in KS1 and KS2 pupils have profile booklets that they contribute to and these are shared with parents at termly consultations; pupils in KS2 record activities and progress in their individual PE diaries and in KS1 a class diary is kept. Books containing work are made; some of these contain whole class work and some are for individual pupils.