At Our Lady Primary School we aim for high quality teaching and learning, and at the heart of this is effective assessment, underpinned by our values of inclusion, empowering everyone to learn and thrive. We use assessment as a tool to understand children's starting points and use this to provide learning opportunities that build upon prior skills and knowledge for all.
Our high quality, robust assessment systems are used to identify gaps and misconceptions that can be quickly addressed through whole class, small group and focussed teaching. Furthermore, our assessments are used to stretch, challenge and provide mastery in the curriculum.
Our assessment approach has the children at its heart. We focus heavily on reflective self and peer assessment so each child feels empowered and has ownership of their own learning journey.
“You always feel you’re successful and teachers help us know when we have achieved.” Year 6 pupil