The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Assessment

General

 As a school we use Pixl and the Target Tracker assessment system which enables us to evaluate and plan for all subjects across the curriculum

Target Tracker

The school has started to embed the progression of skills and knowledge it provides and will be fully embedding it's use in gap analysis and planning in September. Target Tracker is used in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, with a logical approach to its framework. It enables staff to be able to quickly analyse data and provide appropriate support from children.

In order to ensure successful outcomes, it is critical to identify the gaps in learning for individual pupils and groups of pupils. Target Tracker provides gap analysis by subject which can be filtered by group or individual pupil. This can help inform the next appropriate steps and assist with planning; it also provides leaders assurance that no areas are being missed. in primary assessment and early years assessment.

Here is an explanation of how it all works.

PIXL

The school has invested in PIXL this is a gap analysis tool which works at group and individual level. Due to historic inconsistancies, some of our children have gaps in their learning. Pixl helps us to quickly identify these and either adapt planning or offer 'therapies' to help support learning.

Reception

In Reception we use a program called Tapestry which enables us to record all the things your children are doing in school. It also enables parents to share experiences and catch up with all the learning the children are doing.

Statutory tests

Primary schools are required to carry out Statutory assessments of children’s abilities at 4 different points. Parents/carers are informed of the results at the end of the academic year in which the assessments are carried out: 

Reception - GLD

At the end of Reception, children are assessed against 'Early Learning Goals'.  If a pupil has attained well they are described as having a 'Good Level of Development' (GLD).

Primary schools are required to carry out Statutory assessments of children’s abilities at 4 different points. Parents/carers are informed of the results at the end of the academic year in which the assessments are carried out: 

Year 1 - phonics

Children in Year 1 are tested on their ability to link sounds and letters when reading. This is known as phonics screening. An information pack for parents can be accessed via the following link.

Y1 phonics screening guide for parents 2019.doc

Year 2 and Year 6 - SATs

SATs (standard assessment tests) are a series of assessments in reading, GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) and maths carried out in two stages during your child’s primary education - at the end of Year 2 (Key Stage 1) and again at the end of Year 6 (Key Stage 2). Writing and Science are also assessed but this is done through teacher assessment rather than tests.

Y2 SATs information for parents 2019