The programmes of study within the National Curriculum set out expectations at the end of each key stage and all maintained schools are free to develop a curriculum relevant to their pupils that teaches this content.
The curriculum must include an assessment system which enables schools to check what pupils have learned and whether they are on track to meet expectations at the end of the key stage and to report regularly to parents.
Tests are held in a few year groups (additional detail available in links below). Year 1 have a phonics test, end of Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 have tests in English reading, spelling and grammar, as well as mathematics. These are reported to parents as a phonics score ( in year 1) or having achieved expected standard or greater depth in the other year groups.
As a school , we have developed a comprehensive framework that is supported by a range of schemes of work we have in school for comprehension in reading, handwriting, spelling, grammar and genre guides to writing as well as calculation in mathematics.
Standardised assessments are also used throughout the year to support teacher judgements , these are PUMA and PIRA reading and maths tests. These reflect the national curriculum.
The hyperlinks below explain how assessment works in our school summatively (end of year results) and formatively (throughout lessons, daya to day) . Additionally, please find attached detailed explanations of the reported assessments.