Apart from KS2 SATs, we test children in English and Mathematics using summative tests at the beginning and end of each year. Testing is aimed to show what has been achieved in relation to the programmes of study covered so that we can compare our progress with national expectation and set ourselves targets for achievement.
As well as formal national testing, the school regularly assesses and tracks progress in all subjects to encourage pupils to aim for their highest personal goals. Each term a graded assessment is made in each subject and the progress across the board is analysed. Pupils who are identified as not making expected progress for their ability are set personal targets and monitored by the curriculum co-ordinators and Year leaders.
A system of formal class teacher conferencing with each pupil gives teachers opportunity to discuss progress and problems, to review targets and encourage effort.