Assessment

Over the past year, the Senior Leadership team along with Subject Leaders in English and Mathematics, have developed a new assessment and reporting system.  This system brings Fairway Primary in line with the changes suggested by the DfE.

“As part of our reforms to the national curriculum, the current system of ‘levels’ used to report children’s attainment and progress will be removed from September 2014 and will not be replaced. By removing levels we will allow teachers greater flexibility in the way that they plan and assess pupils’ learning.

The programmes of study within the new National Curriculum (NC) set out expectations at the end of each key stage, and all maintained schools will be free to develop a curriculum relevant to their pupils that teaches this content. The curriculum must include an assessment system which enables schools to check what pupils have learned and whether they are on track to meet expectations at the end of the key stage, and to report regularly to parents.”

 

National Curriculum & Assessment From September 2015: Information For Schools

 

From 2015-2016 the aim is for children at the end of Key Stage 2 to be “Secondary Ready”.  To be “Secondary Ready” the children must be able to understand and apply all the expectations set out in the primary National Curriculum. The link below gives you more information from Professor Tim Oates

Tim Oates on National Curriculum Assessment