Our most valuable assessment tool, immediate feedback, is used all day, every day. We believe that the most important and useful feedback is provided at the point of learning. For example, we use a variety of questioning to determine children’s understanding and promote self- assessment. We also use visual cues to provide children with reinforcement of successes and misconceptions to be addressed. We encourage pupils to assess their own work, and the work of others. Teachers will occasionally give longer written feedback on more substantial pieces of learning, such as extended pieces of writing.
Ongoing and daily assessments help teachers form a rounded judgement about the extent to which children are learning against our expectations for each year group. These judgements inform the immediate next steps in daily and weekly plans, as well as termly recorded judgements, in which tracking enables the school to ensure no child falls behind and has appropriate interventions if required.