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.