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At Silver Springs Primary Academy, we expect our pupils to “Shine” every day. This can be anything, from their relationships with friends, independent work, or in academic subjects. We constantly stress to children that they must try to do their best in everything in order to feel fulfilled.

 

Key Stage One:

At the end of key stage 1, teacher assessment in mathematics, SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and reading will be informed by externally-set, internally-marked tests. The tests reflect the challenging National Curriculum and will be expressed as a scaled score. Teacher assessment is also required for the assessment of speaking and listening and science.

Performance descriptors and the interim teacher assessment framework are used to inform statutory teacher assessments at the end of Key Stage 1. For mathematics, reading and writing, teachers will assess pupils as meeting one of several performance descriptors; working towards expected, expected, working at greater depth or working below working towards. For science, there are two performance descriptors working at the expected standard or working below.

 

Key Stage Two:

At the end of key stage 2 pupils will sit externally-set and marked tests in mathematics, reading, and grammar, punctuation and spelling. Teacher assessment in mathematics, reading, writing and science will give a broader picture of children’s attainment.

Performance descriptors are used to inform the statutory teacher assessments at the end of Key Stage 2. For writing, teachers will assess pupils as meeting one of several performance descriptors; working towards expected, expected, working at greater depth or working below working towards. For science, reading, and mathematics, there are two performance descriptors; working at the expected standard, or working below.

The results of the tests in reading; mathematics; and grammar, punctuation and spelling will be reported to pupils and parents as scaled scores, along with the teacher assessment for writing. Parents will be provided with their child’s score alongside the average for their school, the local area and nationally.

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