As many of you may be aware, there have been a number of changes in Education over the last few years. For many years we have had a National Curriculum that outlined levels and pupils were assessed against these.
In September 2014 a new Revised National Curriculum was introduced and levels were abolished. Children are now judged/assessed against their age related expectations. The revised curriculum is academically very challenging and expectations have been raised for ALL year groups.
There is now no national requirement from the government in how schools should assess and record the progress of children. It is therefore up to each school to develop its own system. At Mersham, we considered a number of approaches and systems before deciding upon The 21 Steps.
The way in which we assess your child is detailed in the following PowerPoints:
How Your Child is Assessed at Primary School
Key Stage Two Presentation for parents
Key Stage One Presentation for Parents