Assessment is an integral part of all teaching and learning. At All Souls, we aim to ensure that:
During the course of each term, pupils are assessed in a variety of different ways.
At All Souls there are 3 Assessment Points (AP) in the year (November, March, May/July) where all the assessment information is gathered and recorded in order to enable tracking of attainment and progress of individual pupils and groups of pupils. This information is used to set new targets for improvement and to identify any pupils who may require extra support with their learning in the following term.
Teachers meet termly with a member of the Senior Leadership Team to discuss assessment and progress in their class. Termly parent meetings also take place after each AP so that parents receive regular updates and information on their child’s learning.
At the end of EYFS, KS1 and KS2 the pupils are assessed under statutory national frameworks. In EYFS, all these assessments are based on pupil observations collated over the course of their time in EYFS. In KS1 and KS2 a combination of teacher assessment and testing takes place. Children in Y1 also participate in a the national phonics screening programme.
Marking and Feedback
As part of our assessment process children at All Souls receive regular feedback, either verbally through discussion and conferencing, or visually through marking of their written work. Work that demonstrates the pupil is meeting the objectives of the task is marked with a yellow high lighter. Occasionally adults will use a pink highlighter for errors, especially if it is for something the child should be working on to improve. Improvement points, or next step marking, may be made at the end of a piece of work in green pen.
Children may sometimes mark their own work (in a blue pen) and they will complete any responses to marking in blue too.