Ofsted

Our latest Ofsted report can be downloaded here. For more information please click here to be taken directly to the Ofsted website. Our most recent Ofsted inspection was in September 2018 when we were very pleased to be judged as a 'good and rapidly improving school'. 

To view our latest performance data, please click the link www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance

Let us know what you think by visiting Parent View at parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

Assessment and Data

Assessment is an integral part of the learning process and its purpose at our school is to support your children and their teacher in evaluating the impact of the learning experiences provided. It provides a means of collecting information regarding a child’s progress and pinpointing areas that may need further consolidation. A variety of assessment procedures are used allowing teachers to fine-tune teaching and delivery of the curriculum to match individual needs and the needs of the class. All our pupils are assessed on a daily basis in a continuous informal way so that teachers can give instant feedback on what children are doing well and what their next steps for learning are. In addition to this, there are more formal and statutory testing procedures that take place throughout the time your child is with us. When your child leaves our school, we send this information to his/her next school. At the end of each academic year, teacher assessments are reported to parents in the form of the School Report. We also hold parents’ evenings to inform you of progress and targets.

Key Stages and Assessment Arrangements 

Statutory testing:

  • At the end of the Foundation Stage (Reception), teacher assessments take place and these are reported to the Local Authority.
  • At the end of year 1, Phonics Screening takes place and these results are reported to the Local Authority. 
  • At the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2), teacher assessments and tests/tasks take place and these are also reported.
  • At the end of Year 4. children will now sit the Multiplications Test Check. 
  • At the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6), children sit their national SATs (formal external tests).

In school assessment:

  • At the end of each term in years 2 to 6, children are tested using NFER tests, which measure attainment using a standardised score, which helps our teachers to track our pupils against their targets. 
  • Children in year 1 are tracked against phonics outcomes throughout the year and are tested using NFER tests at the end of the year. 

Performance

Our school has small and variable numbers in each year group which means each child is worth a large percentage. Because of this, it is sometimes statistically difficult to compare the data from our school to that of others and we may get large variations from year to year, especially when looking at groups such as Pupil Premium and SEN, where there may be only one child in each cohort. 

It is useful to discuss the data with the headteacher to put the information in context. 

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