Performance Data & Assessment
How do I know how well my child is doing?
We feel it is essential that parents know how their children are doing and what they need to do to improve. This information is discussed with the children in various ways on an ongoing basis so that the child too knows how well they are doing and what they need to do to improve.
There are two formal parents’ evenings each year, one early in the Autumn term, one in the Spring term and a formal written report is sent home towards the end of the Summer term. Parents can also see teachers, the Key Stage lead, the Headteacher and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) at any time if they need further information or updates.
Assessment is seen as an essential part of learning and teaching and is an ongoing process. Day to day assessments are carried out mainly through marking and questioning and there are regular end of unit assessments. There are, however, more formal and statutory assessments and these include:
- Reading Tests
- Spelling Tests
- EYFS Baseline Assessment
- National Curriculum Tests
- Maths Tests
- Year 1 Phonics Screening Test
- Y4 Multiplication Tables Check
Early Learning Goals have been devised for the period from age 3 to the end of the reception year. At Hollinhey, during the first half-term, the reception class teacher carries out a series of assessments, which becomes a child’s ‘Baseline Assessment’.
We follow the requirements of current legislation regarding National Curriculum assessment and children are formally assessed at the end of key stage 1 (year two) and key stage 2 (year six). Due to the Covid Pandemic Statutory testing was paused in 2019/2020 & 2020/2021. The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021/2022 academic year.
In addition, children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 take other assessments including tests in Reading, Spelling Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) and mathematics throughout the year. The results of these assessments help to inform Teacher assessment. All pupils are tracked throughout the year in order to determine attainment and progress.
At Hollinhey we strive to ensure all the children achieve their full potential in all aspects of school life so that they leave our school with the skills they need in order to succeed academically, socially and emotionally. We want our children to leave us with a love and passion for learning.
At the End of Key Stage 1, assessment tests help to inform teacher judgements in reading and mathematics. Writing is assessed through teacher judgements agaist a National Criteria. At the end of Key Stage 2, children sit Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) in the month of May for summative judgement results in reading, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling and mathematics. Children are assessed in writing with similar procedures in place for Year 2.
Headline assessment results must always be taken in the context of the cohort with which they are in. Individual children at Hollinhey Primary School generally account for between 3.3% and 4.1% of their cohort and cohorts can have a differing percentage of Special Educational needs. This will sometimes account for variations between the performance of different cohorts.
EYFS Good Level of Development
Early Years Assessment
At Hollinhey Primary School, formative assessment of the children in the Early Years Foundation Stage takes place on a daily basis. Early Years teaching staff carry out ‘Baseline’ assessments of the children when they start school and throughout the year, the children are assessed against the ‘Early Learning Goals.’
Good Level of Development
Children achieving a good level of development are those achieving at least the expected level within all twelve areas of learning within the following headings:
- communication and language
- physical development
- personal, social and emotional development
Hollinhey 2023 Good Level of Development= 73%
National Comparison 2023 = 67%
Y1 Phonics Screening 2023
Hollinhey Year 1
Key Stage results for 2023
In 2023, Year 2 (End of Key Stage One) and Year 6 (End of Key Stage Two) were assessed against the National Curriculum Expectations. In Year 2, these were all Teacher Assessments informed by some testing and in Year Six Reading, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) and Maths were assessed through testing; however Writing was assessed by Teacher Assessment.
Key Stage 1 2023
|Hollinhey 2023||National 2023|
|KS1 Reading Expected+||77%||68%|
|KS1 Writing Expected+||77%||60%|
|KS1 Maths Expected+||84%||70%|
Key Stage 2 2023
|Hollinhey 2023||National 2023||
|KS2 Reading Expected+||55%||73%||101||105||-1.2|
|KS2 Writing Expected+||62%||71%||-||-||+1.2|
|KS2 Maths Expected +||66%||73%||101||104||-0.9|
|KS2 Spelling Punctuation & Grammar Expected+||52%||72%||101||105||-|
|KS2 Combined RWM Expected+||45%||59%||-||-|