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Little Hill Primary School

Little Hill Primary School

Little Hill Primary School

Assessment at Little Hill

In April 2014 the Department for Education released 'Assessment Principles', a document outlining the core values all effective assessment systems should implement as part of the changes introduced with the 2014 National Curriculum.

'Government will not impose a single system for ongoing assessment’, it is up to schools to implement a system that can: ‘Give reliable information to parents about how their child, and their child’s school, is performing, help drive improvement for pupils and teachers and make sure the school is keeping up with external best practice and innovation.'

Our Philosophy on Assessment

Assessment should have a purpose at every level for everyone involved:

  • Pupils should be given appropriate feedback on their learning from the formative assessments carried out by class teachers.
  • Class teachers should be able to use formative assessment to support planning and implementation of a curriculum designed to meet the needs of learners.
  • Teachers and school leaders should be able to use assessment to help ensure that the pupils who need specified intervention are quickly identified, appropriately supported and monitored, so that all can fully achieve their potential and no one is left to struggle behind.
  • School Leaders should be able to use summative assessment as a tool for monitoring the progress and attainment pupils make, to ensure the school is helping pupils achieve their potential.
  • Parents should be able to get a clear and accurate sense of their child’s achievement and progress, as well as areas where they can support development.
  • Governors should be able to use data to ensure the school is supporting pupils learning effectively.
  • Schools can provide data for inspection teams to show how children are performing.

Target Tracker Assessment System.

The Target Tracker Assessment System  has been developed carefully to meet DfE guidance and Our Philosophy of Assessment. Below is a brief overview as to how we assess your child.

The New Curriculum has been derived with end of year statements. Target tracker allows the teachers to track these statements to assess the children's progress.

Each band relates to the programme of study for each year group.
Please find the programmes of study by clicking here.

E.g. 1S is Secure in Band 1, 2S is Secure in Band 2 etc...

Our assessment system makes it easy for us to clearly communicate pupil attainment and progress to parents and help teachers to support the children's progress effectively. By using our step assessments, teachers can clearly help parents understand whether their child is working at the appropriate point for their age, and by using the highlighted end of year statements can provide guidance on what children need to do to progress. At parents' meetings, staff will discuss and report current attainment levels against the band criteria. 

Measure of attainment in the curriculum  Target Tracker equivalent 
Above age expected Secure +
At age expected Secure and Working within +
Just below age expected Working within
Below age expected <Beginning +

If you require any further information about Assessments at Little Hill please speak to your child's class teacher.