Results and Assessment

At Rangeworthy C of E Primary School, our school core values can be seen in every classroom, through an approach to teaching and learning that is focused on fully developing the individual child.

We are directed by the needs and learning styles of our children, focused on building our pupils through-out their time with us to become confident, independent learners who are ready to face the challenges of the next stage of their education.

Comparing our results with other schools nationally is not our preferred measure of our ‘success’ as a school.  We are a small school with small cohort numbers and a wide range of diversity and need.  Our output data only tells a small part of the super teaching, learning and nurture that takes place in our school and is only a small part of the bigger story!

We are incredible proud of the achievements of all of our pupils.

Use this link to visit the Government Schools Performance Tables Website

Please be advised that as our cohorts are small, % data must be looked at in relation to the size of the cohort.

DOWNLOAD: Results statement Summer 2019

Key Principles underpinning Assessment

These principles underpin our school’s Assessment policy on how we will assess all children throughout their school career. Staff CPD training will be at the heart of this process.

  • It provides clear evidence of children’s progress across year groups;
  • It provides accurate information on children’s progress and determine whether our assessment system is fit for purpose

We believe that:

  1. Assessment is at the heart of teaching and learning: it provides evidence to guide teaching and learning; the opportunity for pupils to demonstrate and review their progress.
  2. Assessment is fair; inclusive of all abilities, purposeful and appropriate to the needs of the children, free from bias towards factors that are not relevant to what the assessment intends to address.
  3. Assessment is honest and the outcomes are used in ways that minimise undesirable effects; outcomes are conveyed in an open, honest and transparent way to assist pupils with their learning and the judgements. These judgements are moderated by experienced professionals across the local authority in a shared approach to teaching and learning to ensure their accuracy.
  4. Assessment is ambitious, it places achievement in context against nationally standardised criteria and expected standards criteria and expected standards for which schools and school leaders are accountable. It embodies, through objective criteria, a pathway of progress and development, which supports transition, for every child. It sets high expectations for all learners.
  5. Assessment is appropriate; any assessment process should be clearly stated; conclusions regarding pupil achievement are valid (to age, task and to the desired feedback information); it should draw on a wide range of evidence to provide a complete picture of student achievement.; it should demand no more procedures or records than are practically required to allow pupils, their parents and teachers to plan future learning.
  6. Assessment is consistent; judgements formed according to common principles; results are readily understandable by third parties; results are capable of comparison with other schools, both locally and nationally.
  7. Assessment outcomes provide meaningful and understandable information for pupils in developing their learning; helps parents in supporting children with their learning; supports teachers in planning teaching and learning; enable school leaders and governors in planning and allocating resources and tracking pupil progress.
  8. Assessment feedback should inspire greater effort and a belief that, through hard work and practice, good results can be achieved.
  9. At Rangeworthy, we are using ‘ARE’ (Age-related expectation) sheets to track the progress of pupils through the curriculum and inform learning and teaching. The format in use is the same as many other schools in the local authority and most of the Domino Alliance schools, an approach which we believe important to facilitate moderation and sharing of good practice.
  10. We expect children, on average, to achieve 16% of their ARE grid statements 5 times per year at the assessment points.
  11. A child will be judged to have met the expected level for their year group if they have achieved 80% of the ARE statements on the appropriate grid.
  12. A child will be judged to have met the Greater Depth level for year groups 1, 3, 4 and 5 when they have achieved at least 90% of  ARE statements on the appropriate grid (GD1-90%-93% GD2-94-97% GD3-98-100%)

January 2019