Assessment, recording and reporting are considered to be an integral part of the curriculum. All aspects of this work are regularly monitored by members of the Senior Leadership Team.
Assessment informs the teaching and learning process so that tasks can be attached to the individuals’ needs and abilities. Assessment is both formative and summative. Records are kept of a child’s progress, not only as a matter of reference, but also to inform teachers’ future planning.
Where relevant pupils are encouraged to review their own achievements and discuss with their teacher appropriate future learning objectives.
The Literacy and Numeracy Framework
The LNF is first and foremost a curriculum planning tool that supports all teachers to embed Literacy and Numeracy in their teaching of the curriculum. It supports all teachers to see themselves as having an important role in developing the Literacy and Numeracy skills of their learners. Greenfield currently has curriculum planning arrangements and these will need to be adapted to support cross-curricular planning using the LNF. Skills development for younger learners, in particular, may be more erratic, effective cross-curriculum planning for skills and a framework for continued development is important for all learners.
The key aims of the LNF are to:
Help teachers of all subjects to identify and provide opportunities for learners to apply literacy and numeracy across the curriculum, and is broken down by year group
Describe, with precision, the annual national expectations for literacy and numeracy for learners 5–14, and progression indicators for learners with additional learning needs
Help determine learner progress in literacy and numeracy and provide annual reports to parents/carers based on teacher assessment so that teachers, learners and parents/carers are all clear how learners are progressing and what the next steps are. There will be no national level data collection.
The key features of the LNF include the following.
Through expectation statements, the LNF sets out the skills we expect learners to develop throughout their time in school, from ages 5 to 14, and is broken down into year groups.
The LNF is split into components for literacy and numeracy, which are in turn split into strands.
The literacy strands are: oracy across the curriculum, reading across the curriculum and writing across the curriculum.
The numeracy strands are: developing numerical reasoning, using number skills, using measuring skills and using data skills.
Each strand is further split into elements, with literacy also broken down into aspects.
Greenfield is a Partner School in the delivery and support of the Literacy and Numeracy Framework across Wales.
B Squared produces assessment across the curriculum for P Levels, National Curriculum, Foundation and the Pre-Entry Level and Entry levels of the Adult Curriculum.
The detailed assessment offers many unique benefits that are crucial for allowing learners to reach their potential. By combining extreme flexibility with our detailed assessment the software can be used with pupils working on very low P Levels to pupils working on the upper National Curriculum. The information recorded can be used in many different ways, as part of annual reviews or reports, early intervention, self-assessment, identify strengths and weaknesses in pupils knowledge and identify strengths and weaknesses across a whole school.
Every pupil in the school has an Individual Education Plan that is planned to help them progress, achieve and to get the most out of their education. The IEP is a teaching and learning plan that sets out targets and actions for every child that is different from or additional to those targets that are in place for the rest of the class.
The IEP allows staff to plan for progression and they can help the child become more involved in their own learning and work towards specific targets.
IEP’s are written and reviewed three times year. The IEP’s are broken down into the following targets:
Using and Applying,
Space, Shape and Measure,