Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning and is a continuous process that is part of daily life in school. Each child is a special and unique individual. Through assessment, teachers get to know the children in their class very well, identifying their strengths and areas for development, as well as the required next steps appropriate to each child.
Children are assessed individually on entry in Reception. More formal assessments take place as part of National Curriculum requirements. Children are formally tested in the core subjects of English and Mathematics at the end of Year 2 and Year 6. Children are also formally tested in Phonics in Year 1 and Year 4 children are tested in their knowledeg of multiplication tables in June.
Teachers continually assess children in a variety of ways. This may be informally by questioning, observing or the marking of work. Children are encouraged to assess themselves and their peers and set targets for their own development.