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Assessment and Tracking

After trying two commercial tracking systems, we have now decided to use our own to track the progress and attainment of our pupils. All pupils are continually assessed against the objectives that they are learning. Teachers will assess learning throughout lessons and then through looking at and marking books: this allows teachers to modify planning and ensure that all pupils are making progress. 

Formal assessments take place every term. Teachers use formal assessments for gap analysis purposes and inform their planning and provision maps for the following term. We use a variety of resources for formal assessment: PIRA, nfer, rising stars, WRMH maths assessments and Suffolk reading test for reading age. 

Every term the SEND-Co and Head teacher hold pupil progress meetings with class teachers to look at the attainment and progress of pupils and plan the next steps. Together, they identify pupils who are in danger of falling behind or those that are not making the progress they should be. Strategies are put in place to enable pupils to catch up and keep up.