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Colston's Primary School A Co-operative Academy

Celebrating Diversity, Learning Together

Performance Tables

 

Attainment & Progress summary from KS2 SATs 2016

 

 

Progress score

%EXS

%High/GDS

Average scaled score

RWM

 

School

n/a

63

18

n/a

National

n/a

53

5

n/a

Reading

School

4.20

81

46

107.6

National

0

66

19

102.6

Writing

School

0.73

75

25

n/a

National

0

74

15

n/a

Maths

School

0.45

77

26

104.8

National

0

70

17

103

GPS

 

School

n/a

74

26

104.3

National

n/a

72

22

104

 

The Government requires schools to publish links to the latest published data and Performance Tables, which you can view by clicking here.

Assessment, Reporting and Results

Assessment

Early Years and Foundation Stage

As they progress through their first year of school children are assessed against the Early Years curriculum and this is recording in their learning diaries. At the end of the year their achievement of the Early Learning Goals is reported to parents, the Local Authority and the DfE.

The assessment of phonics at the end of year 1

In Year 1, at the age of 6, the children’s progress in learning phonics is also checked by a national test. If children do not pass the phonics screening  test at the end of year 1 they can retake it at the end of year 2. The results of the phonics test are reported to parents, the Local Authority and the DfE.

The assessment of reading, writing and maths in KS1 and KS2.

At Colston’s Primary School teachers use two different ways to assess children’s learning. On a daily basis, as part of their teaching, teachers use assessment for learning to find out what children have learnt during the lesson and to feedback what their next steps in learning are. Teachers also use a variety of methods that include discussion, self and peer assessment, marking, and APP (Assessing Pupils’ Progress) to inform their judgements. Research shows that effective feedback during lessons is the single strategy which has the most positive impact on learning. We have developed a feedback policy which is now being followed by all staff.

Daily assessments are recorded and feed into an overall teacher assessment at the end of terms 2, 4 and 6.

At the end of KS1 and KS2 the SATs results are reported to the Local Authority and the DfE. In Year 1, at the age of 6, the children’s progress in learning phonics is also checked by a national test.

Prior to September 2014 National curriculum levels e.g. 1,2,3,4,5,6 and fine levels e.g. 3C, 3B, 3A were used to describe children’s attainment and progress. However, with the introduction of the new primary curriculum from September 2014, the official use of these numerically-based levels was removed by the Secretary of State. As a result, schools are developing more detailed assessment frameworks based on age-related descriptors rather than matching a child’s achievement to a numerical level.

At Colston’s Primary school we are using the 2014-15 academic year to develop our assessment practices accordingly. Children who are currently in Years 2 and 6 will be assessed as before in their statutory end of Key Stage 1 and 2 SATs during summer term 2015. Therefore, numerical data will still be relevant. However, alongside this data, children will begin to be assessed against relevant descriptors of what they are expected to know and be able to do in a subject, according to their age.

We will keep our parent/carers informed as we make changes to the way in which we use assessment here at Colston’s Primary School. We are starting by publishing our assessment principles which we have drawn up in consultation with staff and governors. We will use these principles to guide us as we change and develop the way in which we assess.Please also click here for a copy of the handout from the November parents' evening explaining some of the recent changes in assessment and reporting practices.

Please click here for a copy of the presentation from the Assessment information session  on 6/7/16.