Assessment & Reporting
High March values the success and achievement of every pupil and strives to ensure that each pupil reaches her full potential. Our assessment procedure allows us to track an individual pupil’s progress.
The focus of assessment is on teachers and pupils gaining clear knowledge and understanding of what pupils have learned. The teacher’s assessment and the pupil’s own assessment are both central to the learning process.
Different forms of assessment are used for different purposes. The information gained serves many purposes. Effective assessment procedures provide the means for identifying strengths and weaknesses in pupils’ learning, thereby creating a positive impact on pupils’ attitudes and motivation. Assessments can also assist the teachers in setting appropriately challenging targets for each pupil.
Our aims in the area of assessment include:
- Supporting learning by identifying children’s strengths and weaknesses and encouraging them to evaluate their progress and reach their highest possible levels of attainment.
- Enabling our pupils to demonstrate what they know, understand and can do in their work.
- Helping our pupils to understand what they need to do next to improve their work.
- Enabling teachers to identify the needs of each child including additional support, if required.
- Allowing teachers to plan work which accurately reflects the needs of each child.
- Providing a method of monitoring and developing the curriculum.
- Providing meaningful communication between School and parents, which informs parents about their child’s achievements and progress on a regular basis.
- Ensuring pupils achieve their potential.