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How are children assessed at Abbot's Hall?

At Abbot's Hall, children are assessed against age related expectations for the year group in which they are working using a 'steps' system. However, some children may be working above or below this standard and we are careful to ensure we make valuable and careful assessment against each child's individual starting points to ensure they continue to make progress in all of their learning. 


Alongside Statutory Assessment tests (SATs) in Year 2 and Year 6, there are many other ways we may assess children's progress and attainment to ensure they build on their learning throughout their time with us. Some of these assessment methods are listed below.  


If a child is working significantly below their peers, we use the Pre-Key Stage standards to assess them at the end of the year - 


The following methods of assessment are used in our school:

  • Termly teacher assessment
  • Termly assessment papers for reading and maths
  • Sharing of pupil progress with the Key Stage team and headteacher
  • Classroom based assessment and monitoring
  • Data analysis
  • Following up parental concerns
  • Tracking individual children's progress over time
  • Information from previous schools and settings
  • Information from other services 
  • Under-taking, when necessary, a more in-depth individual assessment
  • Involving an external agency when necessary
  • Phonics Screening Assessment in Year One and Times Tables assessment in Year Four
  • Use of a 'POP' (Personalised Opportunity Plan) to track progress against specific targets
  • Use of SEN Support plans and/or EHCPs to track progress against personalised targets for specific areas of need

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