The Class Teacher is responsible for the assessment of all the children in the class on a day-to day- basis, within the agreed record-keeping and assessment procedures of Friars Primary School. Baseline assessments are completed in the Nursery and Reception. The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile is carried out at the end of Reception. Concerns noted through these may trigger SEND identification. SEND children in the Early Years are assessed using the EYFS framework from birth to 5.
Progress of children within Key Stage 1 and 2 is tracked half termly. The school uses teacher assessments, QCA tests, and formal S.A.Ts assessments and tests in Year 2 and Year 6 to monitor progress. B-squared summative small step assessments are used to monitor the progress of children with severe to profound special needs who are working at P Levels.
The progress of all children is discussed every half term in Pupil Progress Meetings. These meetings take place between the Head Teacher and class teacher.
Class teachers identify pupils who are not making progress or who have needs which are affecting their ability to engage in learning activities.
In consultation with the Inclusion Manager and parent/carers, actions can be agreed with the aim of reducing or overcoming barriers to learning to ensure that best progress is made. After discussions with parent/carers, additional support can be put into place to provide targeted support to help overcome any difficulties. The views of the pupil him/herself will be given consideration.
Parent/carers can contact the Class Teacher to request information about how well their child is doing in school at any time. Formal Parent Consultation meetings take place in the Autumn and Spring terms.
The school runs annual workshops to enable parents to find out about the curriculum in each class and about the teaching strategies we use. Parents are also invited on a half termly basis to attend open mornings and see the kind of teaching and learning methods that we use.
Test Access Arrangements for some pupil’s additional arrangements and adjustments can be made to enable them to fully access tests. This might include additional time, rest breaks or the use of a scribe or word processor. The Deputy Head Teacher or Inclusion Manager can inform you about eligibility for these arrangements at Year 6.