With our partners at St Paul’s, Monken Hadley has been able to develop ways of assessing that aim to have the most impact on learning and are time efficient. It should go without saying that the most important aspect of assessment is that a child knows what they can do well and what they need to improve. This is reliant on a balance of core teacher support, clear marking strategies, good feedback followed by considered reflection from the pupil, and clear points in time when a child and family can reflect on how they are progressing.
During the year our expectation is that children end the year secure in their learning. You will hear teachers talk about steps and ending the year securely equates to five steps progress from the previous year.
Parents are updated termly and children receive regular feedback in lessons or through marking.