Children at St. Augustine’s are assessed on an ongoing basis to ensure that we understand where they are with their learning and how best to move them on. This assessment is undertaken by class teachers and support staff through a wide variety of methods such as observations, discussions with children, questioning, marking work, group and independent work, and some routine tests such as spellings and times tables.
On a termly basis class teachers meet with senior leaders of the School to discuss the attainment of each individual child.
Each summer children in specific year groups have results of statutory assessments sent from our School to the local authority and the Department for Education:
- Children in Reception Class are assessed against the Early Years Foundation Stage profile.
- Children in Year 1 undertake a phonics assessment.
- Children in Year 4 will undertake a multiplication tables check due to begin in summer 2021.
- Children in Year 6 sit Key Stage 2 SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) in reading, writing, GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) and maths.
Please note that from Summer 2024 there will no longer be statutory SATs in Year 2. Children will continue to be assessed by teaching staff as they are in each of the year groups.
At St. Augustine’s we were delighted with our impressive results in Summer 2023. This shows the hard work of our pupils and staff. We are proud of them all.