At Collingwood Primary School, we are now assessing the children against the new National Curriculum and in 2016, our Y2 and Y6 children were tested with the new SATs in reading, maths and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG). Our school is following guidance for assessment from North Tyneside and we have adopted their suggestions on how to assess English and maths. We are also using the North Tyneside Tracker to input our results so comparisons can be drawn across the authority and using Target Tracker in Foundation Stage to support our EY judgements.
Principles that underpin our assessment are;
- Every child can achieve and it is the responsibility of our teaching staff to ensure they share with the children what they need to next in order to make progress
- The National Curriculum objectives will be used as the expectations for all children
- Teaching staff and governors will engage in professional discussions about assessment, keeping up to date on local authority advice and government guidance.