At High Legh we assess children termly during assessment week. They are formally assessed using tests for Reading (PIRA), Maths (PUMA) and Spelling and Grammar (GAPS) tests. The class teacher then uses this assessment to support their assessment judgement and future class teaching. Writing assessment is carried out by the class teacher and writing leader.
We assess children using the following criteria, working below, working at, and working above; this is in relation to year group National Expectations. Each term we carry out pupil progress meetings, this is an opportunity for each class teacher to discuss every pupil they have concerns about, with other members of staff. We inform parents of the child's progress termly, via parents meetings or school report, this includes a hard copy of the data collected from the previously mentioned tests.
In addition, we use an assessment tool called Earwig Academic. This allows us to not only track pupils attainment, but also photograph their day to day achievements and use this at a later date to support assessment judgements.