Q10: How will my child's progress be measured in school?

  • We offer an open door policy where you are welcome to make an appointment to meet with either the class teacher or SENCO and discuss how your child is getting on. We can offer advice and practical ways that you can help your child at home.
  • We believe that your child's education should be a partnership between parents and teachers, therefore we aim to keep communication channels open and communicate regularly, especially if your child has complex needs.
  • If your child is on the SEND register they will have individual targets put in to place to support their needs. These will be discussed and reviewed, with staff, parents and pupils, on a termly basis. The targets set are SMART (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic, Time scaled) targets with the expectation that the child will achieve the target by the time it is reviewed.
  • As a school we measure all children's progress in learning against national expectations and age related expectations.
  • These are shared with Governors and specific groups, including SEND children, are tracked carefully within each year group and over time.
  • The class teacher continually assesses each child and notes areas where they are improving and where further support is needed. As a school, we track children's progress from entry through to Year 6, using a variety of different methods.
  • Where progress is not what we expect, staff use a variety of more specialised assessment tools to monitor rates of progress in a more detailed way, using nationally recognised alternative scales which compliment and dovetail into current levels of attainment and expected progress measures.
  • Children who are not making expected progress are picked up through termly pupil progress meetings with the class teacher, relevant support staff, Head teacher, DHT and SENCO, where appropriate. In this meeting a discussion takes place concerning why individual children are experiencing difficulty and what further support can be given to aid their progression.
  • When the children's targets are reviewed the impact of the interventions are recorded and next steps identified.