John Clifford Assessment System
Year 1 to 6
At John Clifford we have worked closely with our colleagues from the Chilwell Family of Schools to develop an Assessment Framework that can be followed from the beginning of Year 1, when pupils first start working on the National Curriculum, to the end of Year 11 when pupils will have completed their GCSEs. National age related expectations for the end of Year 1 and 2 are available below along with a summary of the Assessment Framework.
A child who is judged to be working at national age related expectations is described as ‘securing’. A child will be making good progress if they continue at this level throughout their school career and we expect some children to start to achieve above national age related expectations and to continue at this level. A child who is judged to be working above national age related expectations will be described as ‘mastering’ with a few very exceptionally gifted and talented children described as ‘excelling’. Again a child will be making good progress if they continue at this level throughout their school career. A child who is judged to be working below national age related expectations will be described as ‘establishing’ if they are accessing the National Curriculum but are not quite achieving the required standard. If a child is only able to access the National Curriculum for their age with additional adult support they will be described as ‘developing’ and if they require a personalised curriculum to meet their developmental needs they will be described as ‘supporting’. Children who are ‘supporting’ may have special educational needs as may some children who are ‘establishing’. Again a child will be making good progress if they continue at this original level throughout their school career but we expect some children to start to achieve national age related expectations and to continue at this level. Children with special educational needs will have their progress and attainment discussed in greater detail at their termly reviews involving parents/carers, class teacher, special educational needs co-ordinator and other professionals working with them.
Assessment judgements for all year groups in the Early Years foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are regularly moderated within school and with staff from other local primary schools to ensure their accuracy.