Our Principles of Assessment

  • Assessment puts the child at the centre of their learning
  • Assessment is at the heart of high quality teaching and learning for all pupils
  • Assessment is manageable, purposeful, accessible and time-efficient
  • Our assessment framework values professional judgement, dialogue and a common language
  • Assessment objectives set consistently high expectations for learners
  • Assessment judgements are recorded using a variety of strategies, supported with a range of evidence

Our Purpose of Assessment

  • To ensure teaching is appropriate and that learners make at least expected progress
  • To celebrate; help plan next steps in learning; and support analysis of trends, leading to school improvement
  • To inform discussion and dialogue with pupils, parents/carers, colleagues, school leaders and governors, moderators and assessors
  • To support transition between year groups, key stages and schools

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