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Nicky Easey and Cheryl Mence, Joint Acting Headteachers
Wroxham Gardens, Potters Bar, Herts. Tel: 01707 643576

Assessment

Nursery learning journeys

Every child’s progress is closely monitored at Wroxham in order that we can provide the best possible opportunities and highest levels of support. When your child starts nursery, staff will informally monitor his/her development and keep detailed records. This information is shared with families and either transferred to the reception class or to the child’s new school.

Foundation stage profile

Children continue to be assessed in the reception class where staff will add information to an assessment profile for each individual. Insights will be shared at parent consultation meetings. Your child will have a learning journey book of photos and comments which will be available during the year for you to add to.

Year One phonic check

All children in Year 1 will participate in a phonics check.  This assessment will be administered by Manny Macaw and Emma Forster.  Results are included within the Year 1 end of term report.

SATS

Children in Year 2 and Year 6 are assessed during May. The results of these assessments are reported annually to the parents by the governing body. Optional SATs materials may be used in classes 3, 4 and 5 to assist teacher assessment of pupil progress. The national expectation is that children should aim to achieve Level 2 at the end of Year 2 and Level 4 at the end of Year 6.

Marking and assessment

We aim to provide feedback to children through marking so that they have specific advice about improvements to their work. Children are given time to read and review their work following marking. Children are encouraged to draw a smiley / sad face when they have finished their work to show their level of understanding and to add a comment if possible.

Assessment Policy

The Wroxham School Assessment Policy

Feedback and Marking Policy

The Wroxham School Marking & Feedback Policy

Key Stage 2 Performance

87% of pupils achieved level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths.
94% of pupils improved by 2 or more levels in reading, writing and maths between key stage 1 (KS1) and KS2.
27% of pupils achieved level 5 or above in reading, writing and maths.

You can view our current Key Stage 2 (KS2) performance tables on the Department for Educations’ website.

Ofsted School Data Dashboard

The Data Dashboard provides a snapshot of the performance at our school. Visit the Wroxham School’s Data Dashboard.

Family consultations

Parents are very welcome in school and we aim to involve them with their children’s education as much as possible. Family consultation evenings take place in the Autumn and Spring terms. In addition to this if you wish to meet with the class teacher please arrange an appointment after school. The Executive Headteacher and Head of School are always happy to listen to concerns or to offer support. Please call at the office or telephone for an appointment.

Reports to parents

At the end of each year your child will bring home a full report detailing progress and achievements across the curriculum. The report will be based on self assessment by your child and summative observations by the teaching team. Parents / Carers are encouraged to provide feedback to the school.

Learning Review meetings

We hold Learning Review meetings for all children in Years 5 and 6 twice a year.  This is an opportunity for children, families and teaching teams to discuss the progress being made.  Dame Alison or Martyn Vandewalle join each meeting.  Family Consultations are held for all other classes twice a year.

Commission on Assessment Without Levels

Our Executive Headteacher, Dame Alison Peacock, was invited to join a commission on assessment set up by the Minister of State for School Reform, Nick Gibb MP.

The following is an extract from the letter:
‘The Commission has a valuable role to play in encouraging schools to identify and implement the right formative assessment systems for their pupils following the removal of levels. We are seeing some excellent practice start to emerge across the country and are looking to the Commission to collate and share that practice more widely…’

Read the full letter here