Achievement of Pupils

Assessment and Testing

Children at primary school are subject to continul formal assessments by teachers throughout their time in school in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. 

The children undertake a number of statutory assessments within the framework outlined by the Department for Education in England. Children in Wales and Scotland are subject to different arrangements and have alternative national expectations to achieve.

Currently, the statutory national assessments for England are in place for Reception (End of EYFS), Year 1 Phonics, Year 2 (End of Key Stage 1) and Year 6 (End of Key Stage 2). 

Children in other year groups take part in internal formative assessments and summative NFER assessments which are carried out by the school. Children's work in all year groups is moderated through internal moderation and work carried out with partner schools in the Fallibroome Trust. Children in year groups where statutory assesment applies, are also subject to external moderation which is carried out by Cheshire East Council with their partner assessors, Literacy First. 

At the End of Key Stage 1, assessment tests help to inform teacher judgements in reading and mathematics. Writing is assessed through teacher judgements only with a portfolio of work being submitted for the overall judgement. At the end of Key Stage 2, children sit Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) in the month of May for summative judgement resultd 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 Gawsworth Primary School generally account for between 3.3% and 4.1% of their cohort and some children may have been disapplied from the tests due to their special educational needs but will still be included in the overall results. This will sometimes account for variations between the performance of different cohorts.