Assessment at Abbey

Our Assessment is underpinned by children’s rights principles. It is in line with the principle of using a range of assessment effectively to plan next steps for learners. It is fully inclusive, and considers the progress of all learners in both a formative and summative assessment context. We believe that effective assessment provides information to improve teaching and learning. We give our children regular and consistent feedback on their learning so that they understand what it is that they need to do better. This allows us to base our planning on a detailed knowledge of each pupil.

The aims and objectives of assessment in our school are:

  • To enable our learners to demonstrate what they know, understand and can do in their work;
  • To help our learners understand what they need to do next and how they might go about achieving it;
  • To allow teachers to plan work that accurately reflects the needs of each pupil;
  • To provide the head teacher and governors with information that allows them to make judgements about the effectiveness of the school.

Assessment in an ongoing process which is indistinguishable from learning and teaching. Taking into account our pupils’ wellbeing and the necessity to involve children in their own assessment, children form a large part of our ongoing assessment procedures here at Abbey; helping them build a holistic picture of where they are in their learning and what comes next.

For further details, please refer to our assessment policy.