In England school performance is mostly measured through quantitative data. The data focusses on individual pupil’s attainment and the progress they make from entry to the school in Reception to the end of Year 2 and then from Year 2 to the time the pupils leave the school in Year 6.
There are national tests at Year 6 (SATs) but a combination of teacher assessments and external assessments are also used by schools from Reception through to Year 6 to internally monitor pupil attainment and progress.
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Performance at Meadowbank
Every term, class teachers with their phase leader report back to Mrs Appleton about the progress that is being made in Mathematics, Reading and Writing for all pupils. This information is also provided to parents at Parental Consultations and at the end of the year in the children's reports. Through this careful monitoring of your child's performance we can offer the best opportunities for your child to succeed at Meadowbank.
As we are an inclusive school with children of many different levels of ability, we have always stressed the importance of progress made by children from one phase of their education to another and not just their academic attainment levels.
We are very proud of our achievements; please find headline figures from the data analysis in the attachments at the bottom of this page.
Assessment at Meadowbank
Over the past two years, the Senior Leadership team have developed a new assessment and reporting system. This system brings Meadowbank Primary in line with the changes suggested by the DfE.
“As part of our reforms to the national curriculum, the current system of ‘levels’ used to report children’s attainment and progress will be removed from September 2014 and will not be replaced. By removing levels we will allow teachers greater flexibility in the way that they plan and assess pupils’ learning.
The programmes of study within the new National Curriculum (NC) set out expectations at the end of each key stage, and all maintained schools will be free to develop a curriculum relevant to their pupils that teaches this content. The curriculum must include an assessment system which enables schools to check what pupils have learned and whether they are on track to meet expectations at the end of the key stage, and to report regularly to parents.”
National Curriculum and Assessment from September: Information for Schools
From 2015-2016 the aim is for children at the end of Key Stage 2 to be “Secondary Ready”. To be “Secondary Ready” the children must be able to understand and apply all the expectations set out in the primary National Curriculum.