Assessment and Data

At Great Dunham we believe that assessment is integral to high quality teaching and learning.

It helps us to ensure that our teaching is appropriate and that learners are making expected progress.

Assessment serves many purposes, but the main purpose of assessment in our school is to help teachers, parents/carers and pupils plan their next steps in learning. We also use the outcomes of assessment to evaluate our provision and to help us improve.

We use Pupil Asset system as a tool for gathering our observations and assessment evidence together. This helps the teacher to identify gaps in children’s learning, which are then used to inform their planning. The system also enables attainment and progress to be tracked by child, class, year group and the whole school, to support the school’s self-evaluation as well as providing useful evidence for governors, the local authority and school inspectors.

Each child is assessed against the Attainment Targets in the Programmes of Study from the new National Curriculum. Each half term, a summative assessment is made that judges whether the child is:

  • working towards expected
  • expected
  • working at greater depth

Class teachers will discuss how each child is progressing with parents and carers at termly parents’ evenings and summarise their children’s attainment and progress in annual reports.

National Assessments

2018/19 Data being used as, due to COVID-19, there were no statutory end of key stage assessments, phonics tests or EYFS completed at the end of the 2019/20 academic year.

Year 1

The Phonics Screening takes place in June. All children in Year 1 have to take the test. Year 2 children who failed the test in Year 1 have to retake the test.

 2018/19 80% pass at Year 1

Year 4

From June 2020 children in Year 4 will be tested on their timestables up to 12 x 12.

Department for Education Performance Tables

Click on the link below to look at the performance tables for Great Dunham.

EYFS Profile

Children in reception are assessed throughout the year against 17 early learning goals.

2018/19 – 82% (9 out of 11 children)achieved a good level of development.

Year 2

Children take tests in reading, maths and spelling, grammar and punctuation. There are no tests for writing.

Year 6

Children take tests in reading, maths and spelling, grammar and punctuation. There are no tests for writing.

End of Key Stage Data