At Holy Trinity Primary School, we believe that assessment is a central tool in teaching and learning. It gives teachers and parents important information about children’s progress, how best to identify their needs and to provide for further development in a manner that is in keeping with the Christian ethos of the school.
We assess four times a year and use these assessments to inform planning and to highlight next steps for the children. Depending on year group-suitability, we assess in Writing, Reading, Phonics, SPAG and Maths. We use a mixture of commercial and statutory assessments to do this. These assessments are monitored and tracked across the year.
As well as this, we use regular formative assessment to inform planning and next steps on a day-to-day basis.
In order to keep parents informed, we hold parent, pupil and teacher meetings and a written report is sent to parents annually in Term 6, informing them of their children’s progress in terms of how they are meeting Age-Related Expectations for core subjects.
For more information, please see our assessment, recording and reporting policy.