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Assessment and performance at Bathwick St. Mary School

Assessment determines any decisions about pupils’ further learning needs.  National assessment takes place when children are seven (Year 2) and eleven (Year 6) using external tests.  The Reception children are assessed at the end of the Reception year against the Early Learning Goals – with on-going assessment and reporting throughout the first year at school. Children at the end of each Key Stage will be tested in the subjects of English (reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar) and Mathematics. The results of the National Curriculum assessments will be passed on to parents along with national comparative data. However, ongoing assessment takes place throughout the school, closely linked to the planning of differentiated activities for children of all abilities.  It helps provide a more accurate match between teaching content and learning needs and actively engages children in their own learning. Teachers assess children’s understanding in a variety of ways. Teacher assessment is formative and diagnostic, but can also be used for summative purposes.  Evidence is retained in school to support teacher assessment. In order to ensure consistency, moderation of both Teacher Assessment (T.A.) and Standard Assessment Tasks (S.A.T.’s) takes place by the Local Authority. Assessment for Learning is a key element in professional practice and we are now developing ‘How to learn’ skills with the children. Through these powerful initiatives, children will become more actively involved in their own learning and develop the necessary behaviours and attitudes to become an effective learner in any situation.
The school’s Ofsted Inspections in October 2005 and in February 2009, found that the school provided an Outstanding provision for its children.

Performance tables

Here you can download tables showing our results at the end of KS1 and KS2.  KS1 and KS2 Comparative reports 2016 (PDF 60KB) The KS1 table shows a summary of the 2016 National Curriculum assessment results of pupils, both in the school and nationally at the end of Key Stage 1, as a percentage of those eligible for assessment. The number of eligible children is 30. Figures may not total 100 per cent because of rounding. The KS2 table shows the percentage of Year 6 pupils achieving ‘expected standard’ or above in 2016, compared to national end of Key Stage 2 Teacher Assessment Levels and Test Results for 2016.The number of eligible children is 34. Figures may not total 100 per cent because of rounding. The 2017 results will be available shortly.
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