This is an integral part of teaching and learning and pupils are continuously assessed in an informal way as part of the daily class routine. Assessment is for Learning (AifL) strategies are used and formative assessment supports learning, informing pupils of how they can improve their work. Pupils are also involved in discussions about their learning and have their own E-Portfolios or class blogs. At other times, Standardised Tests may be used to help teachers assess pupil progress, identify strengths and diagnose any barriers to learning. Results of Standardised Testing are shared with parents in the Summer Report.
Parent / teacher meetings are held twice yearly. During these meetings teachers will report children’s progress with regards to CfE levels and parents have the opportunity to discuss this and to view their child’s work. Jotters are sent home prior to both Parents’ Meetings. It is important that children are involved in discussions about their learning, therefore, pupils are encouraged to be present for part of the parent meeting with the teacher. Parents are welcome to discuss their child’s progress at other times. Those wishing to do so should contact the school to arrange a mutually suitable appointment.
All parents will receive a written report in June of each school year. This will indicate pupils’ progress in all areas of the curriculum and their CfE level.
Staff are constantly monitoring the progress of each child and sharing information with parents throughout the year.
- our assessment procedures take into account the child’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.
- our procedures account for the diversity of young children’s development and previous experiences.
- our assessment is a continuous process, carried out by observing, listening and questioning during the course of the child’s normal activities.
- our assessment involves all staff, parents and the child.
- our assessment emphasises the child’s own progress rather than their position in relation to other children.