In Key Stages 1 and 2, we use on-going formative assessment to inform our planning and make end of term summative judgements as to where each pupil is in regard to the National Curriculum 2014, using the relevant year group descriptors for Reading, Writing and Maths. We use Age Related Expectations (ARE) descriptors.
At the end of Key Stage 1 and 2 (Year 2 and 6), we use the interim teacher assessment frameworks published by the Standards and Testing Agency, to aid the teacher when making an assessment judgement for each individual pupil. In these year groups, we also administer the end of Key Stage SATs which also inform our assessment judgements and give each pupil a scaled score which indicates whether they are working below, towards, at, or above the expected standard.
At Lawrence Primary School, we are introducing a themed approach for our new curriculum each term, with a particular focus on the foundation subjects. When assessing the foundation subjects, we use the Age Related Expectations taken from the National Curriculum descriptors for each subject. We use these to make judgements at the end of the academic school year, as to whether the pupil is working below, towards, at or above the expected standard for each foundation subject. These are then reported to parents on our end of year reports.