At Christ the King, we believe effective assessment is essential for high quality teaching and learning. Most assessment is on-going as part of classroom activities and we consider daily interaction and dialogue with the children the most useful information regarding pupil progress. This is supplemented by planned assessment activities and tests where appropriate. We use our school curriculum maps and the National Curriculum to guide our planning. We base our objectives upon the teachers’ detailed knowledge of each child and strive to ensure that all tasks set are appropriate to each child’s level of ability.
We understand that our children's experiences during the home-learning period may vary from one individual to another and we are very mindful of the impact the pandemic has had on our children’s attainment and progress. With this in mind, we have thought carefully about how we can meet the needs of the children as they return to school in September.
In Reception, we use the NFER Baseline to assess the children on entry. We also use the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI Programme) to help children overcome language difficulties. It is a 20-week programme proven to improve children's early language and Literacy skills. It designed for children aged 4-5 years and combines small group work with one-to-one sessions targeting vocabulary, narrative skills, active listening and phonological awareness.
In KS2, we also use NFER termly test papers to identify gaps in learning and monitor progress. Using our school tracking system, Target Tracker we record the progress of each child against the National Curriculum learning objectives for each area of the curriculum. This allows us to monitor and track the progress of every child.
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