We know that accurate and on-going assessment is fundamental to the setting of challenging learning targets, and creating stimulating opportunities for learning.
We report to DfE, LA, Governors and parents (see link below for DfE Performance Tables and School Assessment information)..
Pupil progress is measured by B Level ‘I can’ statements.
Summative assessments use B levels and show attainment and progress. Progress is identified and measured through the use of percentage of B levels achieved.
Formative assessment uses B level ‘I can…’ statements and target tracker to measure small steps of progress.
We have developed our own Brent assessment system which is used by teachers to record achievement and progress of learners within a B level.
In partnership with the North West London Assessment Group of special schools we have developed assessment levels to show pupil progress which enables us to bridge the gap for SEND pupils working below NC standards. We have developed B9, B10, B11, B12, B13 and B14 for respective reportable curriculum areas.
These enable us to show small step progress for our pupils as they move towards working within the National Curriculum.
Assessments are recorded continuously when a pupil has consistently achieved a skill and a teacher is confident that this skill is secure in a key area. Data/progress information is discussed at termly pupil progress meetings.
Progress meetings are where pupil progress, measured against PIP targets, are discussed and impact of interventions is reviewed.
Members of class teams and our Multi Agency Support Team attend review meetings and next steps are agreed and strategies shared; these sessions are led by a member of our Senior Leadership Team.
Mid-year targets are set in the first half of the autumn term and these take into account learners starting points, areas of need and provision.
Termly analysis and review meetings show whether learners are on track to meet or exceed targets and what is needed to support progress for all learners.
We moderate regularly both internally and externally to ensure consistency in judgments made across the school and have an agree annotation and marking policy used by all staff.
Our assessment systems are used constructively to support self-evaluation and school improvement.
Please find our latest reports on Pupil Progress below and a link to the DFE School performance table for Manor School:
Department for Education: Manor School – Performance Tables