At George Tomlinson Primary we recognise that assessment is a continuous process integral to learning and teaching. We assess what we teach. It is how we gain knowledge of our pupils’ needs, achievements and abilities, enabling planning and delivery to be more effective, thereby raising attainment for every child. We follow DfE guidance for the 2014 Curriculum and assessment beyond levels guidance. The assessment tool the school uses to track and monitor progress is Target Tracker.
Reporting to parents / carers provides the opportunity for communication about their child’s achievements, abilities and future targets. We provide opportunities for two parent consultation evenings so that parents can discuss how well their child has settled and be involved in the target setting process; have opportunities for a mid-year progress report and have a final end of year report. The end of year written report includes results of statutory tests and assessments and gives information relating to attainment, effort and next steps. The children are given the opportunity to evaluate their learning and progress in the report