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Holmer Lake Primary School

Assessment

Holmer Lake Primary School is committed to embedding assessment for learning at the heart of teaching and pupil achievement.

We have a responsibility to provide learning experiences that…..give every child the opportunity to succeed.

Assessment for learning provides the basic, essential elements of good or better teaching that allow maximum impact upon learning. This policy should be referred to in conjunction with the marking, curriculum, teaching and learning policies.

Since the revised National Curriculum became statutory in September 2014, schools are no longer required to use National Curriculum levels and may chose a method of pupil assessment which suits their setting and demographic. Levels were removed from widespread use as teaching became a vehicle for getting children ‘across the next threshold’ as opposed to ensuring their knowledge and understanding were sufficiently deep enough.

At Holmer Lake Primary School we created our own assessment system, which closely mirrors the Department for Education system for measuring the progress that the children make by the end of their time at our school.

Assessment in the foundation subjects is also a high focus for us at Holmer Lake. We assess pupils’ skills across the curriculum so that we are able to ensure that our children have the best possible foundations to build on.

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