Assessment forms part of our everyday teaching and learning at Victoria Road Primary School. This type of assessment is often called teacher assessment. It involves the teachers making judgements about your child’s achievements and this begins from your child’s earliest days in school. Wherever possible, teachers will involve individual children in this assessment. It helps the teacher and child to focus on what the child needs to do next in order to improve, and to celebrate the child’s achievements. Teachers will use the information from teacher assessment to plan the next steps in learning. We also use more formal assessment procedures when appropriate.
Individual pupil achievement (both attainment and progress) are formally captured at the end of each academic term. The data does not form a complete picture of achievement at our school. We share attainment and progress in our End of Year Report and Parent Consultations throughout the academic year.
The data does not show the differences between a cohort nor the range of Additional Needs, EAL or pupils who have transferred into our school. It is a snapshot of attainment by that group of children and it does not show the individual progress that children make each year.
Some of the data is representative of an academic year containing periods of lockdown, which will have had an impact on children's learning.