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As part of our vision at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School we aim to find the positives in all we do so that we are able to appreciate and celebrate successes and then make them even better.

Assessment without levels allows us to do this, therefore:-

  • Teachers at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School are assessing children all of the time, constantly considering how well they have understood their learning and what the next steps are.
  • Teachers use Achievement Statement Grids to assess reading, writing and maths.
  • Teachers talk to children about their next steps, so that they know the things they need to get better at.
  • Teachers update their assessments records for each child regularly and systematically.
  • Children’s progress is discussed throughout the year with School Leaders .
  • Children’s attainment and progress is shared with parents and carers at Parents Consultations.

For our writing assessment we have set objectives to help teachers determine whether a pupil has grasped certain concepts in writing, these objectives aid teachers in providing support in areas most needed for the pupil helping to provide more effective and consistent teaching for the children.

Our Maths assessment objectives provide much the same role as our writing objectives. These objectives, used as a guide, help the teacher confidently determine a pupils understanding of the different concepts of mathematics and further aids the teacher in highlighting the areas the pupil may need some extra support with their maths.

The Reading Assessment Objectives help teachers determine the reading ability and further highlight the areas in which the pupil may need extra support with their reading. These assessment objectives help maintain a consistent teaching standard for reading across the entire school for all year groups ensuring your child gets the most effective support where it is needed most.

For further information on how we conduct assessments feel free to view our assessment planning and record keeping and assessment protocols