Our class teachers are continually assessing our children’s progress. Teachers assess learners’ progress through a variety of means to ensure they are achieving as est as they can. This may take the form of observation of a child at work, looking at completely work, end of unit check ups, Key Assessment Tasks (KATs) and a chat with the child as well as standardised testing. Pupil progress is formally discussed with the head teacher each term and in May and November, the results of these discussions are recorded as part of the school’s tracking system. We use our Seesaw app as our profiling and reporting system, which provides parents with ongoing information about their child’s progress across all curricular areas, throughout the year. Parents can access these at any time from home. The app allows us to collate pupil progress from P1-P7. If they notice that a child is having difficulties, they would discuss this with the Head Teacher, who would invite the parents in for a discussion about this. The staff may then complete a Form 1 and a copy of this would be sent home to the parents for their information. This would detail how the school is supporting their child.
Curriculum for Excellence details desired levels of learning and progression from the early to the fourth curriculum level, during the period from the preschool year to the end of S3. The experiences and outcomes of a ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ are set out in lines of progress in learning.