Wood Farm Primary School

Wood Farm School
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Reach Higher

I challenge myself

I aim high, and I'm not put off if things seem hard

I know I can be part of the best

See Further

I'm imaginative - I like ideas, and I like other people's ideas

I know about different places in the world

I'm good at coming up with different possibilities

Shine Brighter

I get on well with other people

I'm proud of what I do well, I'm proud of my school and I know where I'm going

I'll help you shine too!

Assessment

This information is intended mainly for other education professionals, but will also be of interest to parents and carers.

A new national curriculum was introduced in England in September 2014, which included the phased removal of levels as the means of reporting statutory assessment.  Children in Year 2 and Year 6 took national assessments (SATs) in 2014/15 as the final year groups with results reported in levels, and these results are reported on our web-site.

In place of levels Wood Farm School is using a 'stepped' system to enable us to track progress across year groups, and as children move through the school.  Within each year group attainment is broken down into 6 steps:

Beginning Beginning+ Working within Working within + Secure Secure +

'Beginning' means that a child is at the early stages of attainment against expectations for a year group, whilst 'Secure +' indicates mastery of an expectation.  For example: a pupil's attainment could therefore be described as '4 within +' or '4W+' if they were assessed to be working comfortably within the expectations for a Year 4 child in a given subject.

To give parents and carers a clear picture of their child's attainment compared to national expectations we provide a short assessment report in the autumn term.  This records whether a child has ended the previous year Above the expected standard, Securely at, Just at, or working Towards the age related expectations for reading, writing and mathematics.