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Pupil Progress

Pupil Progress is the progress made by children is regularly assessed throughout their time in school. 

  • BASELINE ASSESSMENTS

On entry into the Reception Class children have a baseline assessment using ‘Development Matters’ alongside individual observations and information received from feeder Nursery Schools. Information collated during the Reception year, forms the end of year’s Early learning Goals data. All of the year groups are baselined in September in Maths, Reading, Writing and Spelling. Year 5 complete the CAT 4 (cognitive ability test).

  • SATs

End of Key Stage National Curriculum assessments (SATs) take place in the Summer Term for Year 2 and Year 6. The results of these tests are reported to parents. Our current SATs results and value-added progress data can be viewed via the HOME page of this website along with a table of comparisons against other schools, both locally and nationally. 

  • OPTIONAL SATs

Pupil assessments are carried out at agreed points during each academic year. Optional SATs in reading, spelling, punctuation, grammar and mathematics are undertaken each summer term by children in Years 3, 4 and 5.

  • PROGRESS REVIEWS

Progress review meetings are held termly between the classteacher and senior leaders to discuss attainment, progress and intervention as required.

  • PARENT CONSULTATION EVENINGS

At least two consultation evenings are held per academic year to discuss your child’s individual progress with the classteacher and, when appropriate, the Special Needs Coordinator (Special Educational Needs). A written record summarising the discussion is kept by the teacher after every meeting.

  • COMPREHENSIVE RECORDS ON PROGRESS

Teachers keep comprehensive records of children’s progress and the results of any assessments. This information is used broadly to inform next steps in learning, teachers’ planning and interventions required and contributes to the annual written report to parents. 

  • OPEN-DOOR POLICY

The school has an ‘open-door’ policy and parents are welcome to catch up with the class teacher at the end of the school day. If a longer meeting is required, appointments can be made via the school office or SENDCo (Special Needs Coordinator) if the need arises.

  • ACHIEVEMENTS

There are opportunities to celebrate children’s achievements throughout the academic year, through exhibitions, assemblies and displays.

Updated 03-10-16

 

About St Mary's

St Mary's has become an academy within the Good Shepherd Trust, part of the Guildford Diocese. We provide education from Reception (age 4) through to the end of KS2 (age 11).

St Mary’s School aims to offer every opportunity for children to reach their full potential in a secure and nurturing environment. We believe that self-esteem and confidence are the best predictors of future success and we value achievement in all areas of the curriculum...

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