At Teso College Aloet, we believe that assessment and recording are a crucial and integral part of the teaching and learning process. In accordance with the planning policy, learning objectives will be clearly identified in the short term plans and the correlated assessment criteria.
Through our assessment and recording policy, we aim to:
- Recognize and celebrate all pupils’ achievements within and beyond the National Curriculum subjects and Religious Education;
- Provide an evaluation of what has been taught and learned, identifying pupils’ strengths and weaknesses;
- Ensure continuity and progression;
- Ensure that there is differentiation in our planning and teaching;
- Identify pupils with special educational needs;
- provide pupils with the opportunity to review their work, to self-assess and to set future targets;
- Keep a pupil profile which is meaningful, useful consistent and manageable. Above all it should be a working profile for which the children feel a sense of ownership;
- Raise the expectations of pupils, teachers and parents in an effort to achieve the highest possible standards for each child.
Methods of assessment
- Questioning and listening.
- Consideration of finished work and giving
- Class tests
- Diagnostic assessments (Progress in English, Progress in Maths)
- Mock Tests and Exams at the end of Key Stages
- Summative Report Cardsare used for recording attainment at the end of the year. They are kept in the pupil’s profile, which is in the Head Teacher’s office, and taken home at the end of the school term for parents to review
- Special Needs forms are maintained on a monthly basis so that progress can be carefully monitored and support requested where necessary. All documentation is kept with the register in the Head Teacher’s Office. Individual student records are confidential and accessible upon request to the Head Teacher.
- Personal pupil profiles recognize and celebrate achievement as well as performance. They are completed and updated each term, enabling students to contribute to the assessment of their own progress. Work in these profiles will provide evidence for end of key stage assessments. Achievements beyond the National Curriculum are included, such as extra-curricular activities, hobbies and interests.
- Written reports together with the student’s profile are sent home to parents at the end of the term and returned, duly signed, in time for the parent-teacher interviews, during which the contents of the report are discussed. The school operates a policy of encouraging parents to talk to staff about their child’s progress on a regular basis even outside of the scheduled parent-teacher interview.
- Standardised diagnostic assessment results are kept by the class teacher, with a copy kept by the Head Teacher in the office. Individual students’ records are confidential and access is only available to parents who make a request to the Head Teacher.
- Medical records are confidential and kept in the Head Teacher’s office.
- Class Teacher records are confidential to the class teacher and are only used to guide in planning. They inform the teacher about the appropriateness of the work presented to the whole class, group or individual.
Transfer of records
Records are only forwarded to the new school following a request (either verbal or written), from the Head Teacher of the school. It is insufficient for a parent to just advise us of the new school. Records to be forwarded are the following:
- The most recent report to parents;
- The Summative Record Card;
- Any Special Needs information;
- Examples of work taken from the Pupil Profile. Since not all schools request these, they can be given to the parents when all other records are transferred.