Assessment & Reporting

How will my child’s learning be assessed?

The school and nursery class use a range of approaches to ensure that every child’s progress is effectively tracked, assessed and monitored. Staff engage in observations, discussions with children and monitor work being produced. We use a range of ongoing assessments and take account of the views of children, aiming to ensure that every child can reach his/her full potential.

We have produced target books so that children can work with their teachers in identifying suitable targets to focus on in literacy, maths and health and wellbeing. These books also contain feedback from teachers and comments from parents and are sent home each term. Parents/Carers are welcomed to progress/target setting meetings twice a year, as well as other events where evidence of children’s learning can be shared. Written reports are also provided twice a year. By ensuring that we share details of children’s progress and next steps we are able to work together with families to effectively plan future learning opportunities.

At secondary school, National 4 and 5 qualifications were introduced in 2013/2014.

Access, Highers and Advanced Highers are being updated to reflect Curriculum for Excellence.

New Highers in most subjects were introduced in almost all North Lanarkshire schools in August 2014.

In playrooms and classrooms staff will be using improved ways of assessing children’s learning taking account of national and local advice and guidance. Your child’s progress will be reported to you so that you know how well your child is doing.

Each year your nursery/school will let you know what is being done to continue to implement Curriculum for Excellence so that you can be confident that your child is receiving a high quality education.

Reporting
Each year, staff will report to parents/carers via written reports and parents’ appointments. All parents/carers are invited into school throughout the school year to share children’s learning and their achievements and to be involved in plans for future learning. The school and nursery welcome families and friends to attend a range of performances, including assemblies, seasonal events and shows. We aim to keep parents/carers informed through the use of our annual calendar, blog, text messaging, newsletters and homework links.

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