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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.