An effective and efficient system of assessment has a profound impact on children’s primary school education by providing a framework in which pupil progress can be expressed and monitored. The successful implementation of assessment lies in the ownership and understanding of agreed procedures and intentions. We believe that assessment is most effective when it is integral to, and informs, the planning and teaching process by identifying misconceptions accurately and providing clear, direct feedback to learners. Assessment in the classroom helps pupils embed and use knowledge fluently and develops their understanding. Teachers use assessment to raise pupils’ achievement: pupils will improve most if they understand the aim of their learning, where they are in relation to this aim and how they can achieve. Leaders understand the appropriate use and limitations of assessment and ensure it is used in a way that does not create unnecessary burdens for staff or learners.
For more details, please see our policy below.