Bickleigh Down CofE Primary School

‘Spurring each other on with love’

Assessment Statement

Assessment Statement


At Bickleigh Down CE (Aided) Primary School, we believe that knowing what each child has achieved and what their next steps are is crucial to helping them to succeed. In order to know this, we regularly assess the children. This happens in different ways.


  • Through questioning and discussion; teachers find out what children know throughout each lesson
  • Through looking carefully at the learning in the children’s books or learning journeys
  • High quality written and oral feedback help both the teachers to know how the children are doing and the children to understand their own learning
  • Assessments such as Accelerated Reader quizzes to find out which books children should be reading
  • More formal assessments such as Rising Stars progress assessments
  • Statutory assessments such as SATs tests at the end of Years 2 & 6 and the Phonic screening test in Year 1 and teacher assessments at the end of Foundation Stage


As a result of assessment, teachers are able to adapt their lessons and the curriculum to make sure they are fully meeting the needs of the children. Where children are found to need additional support, we have a range of interventions to help them.


What do we do with assessment data?


The main purpose of assessment data is to inform future learning for each child. Teachers and senior leaders use it to ensure that all children and groups (including pupil premium children) receive the education best suited to their needs which will ensure excellent attainment and progress for all. Teachers meet senior leaders termly to review the progress of pupils. Senior Leaders check children’s assessments match the work by looking at a selection of books at regular intervals across the school year and for all children at the end of each term. Governors are given an overview of the achievement of each class and cohort termly.


Parents are kept informed about their child’s achievement at Parents’ Evenings and through annual reports. If there is a concern about a child’s progress, the parent will be contacted to discuss additional support the school and home can provide for the child.