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Assessments

The assessment systems we use at Langley School serve to measure pupil progress. They help us to set targets for individuals and challenge their cognitive progress.

Although National Curriculum levels are no longer standard measures, we still use these as we feel they provide better measures than ‘working below age related expectation’ statements. We also use P levels which are steps towards the National Curriculum levels. The National Curriculum levels and P levels help us to look at progress in cognitive development.

Currently, where pupils are making very small steps in this area we also use ‘Every Child Matters’ profiles to identify other key areas of progress.

National policy around assessment has changed quite significantly in recent years. We very much welcome the changes and are using these as a springboard to ensure our systems are fit for purpose and relevant. As part of this, we are currently working on:

  • Creating more relevant statements to replace the National Curriculum level statements for English and maths. These reflect the content of National Curriculum 2014.
  • Taking on the findings of the national Rochford Review. This involves sourcing/developing progress scales which will reflect achievement in cognition and learning, communication and interaction, physical and sensory areas and health needs. This will ensure our everyday systems align with Education Health Care (EHC) Plans.
  • Collaborating with our federated partner school, Beaufort, on assessment scales for pupils working at P levels 1i to 3ii.

Target Setting

We currently set individual targets for all main school (Years 1 to 6) pupils in each area of English and maths. These span either Key Stage 1 (to Year 2) or Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6). To provide a common language between us and other schools, we report outcomes in Year 6 against National Progression Guidance.

Outcomes from previous years can be found here:

School Performance Tables

For further information on our school results see our page on the Government's School and College Performance comparison website:

Link to School Performance Tables

Please be aware that this does not represent a true comparison of our school against other cognition and learning schools.

LANGLEY IS A SCHOOL WHERE INDIVIDUALS ARE VALUED FOR THEMSELVES
AND WHERE ALL ARE EXPECTED TO GIVE OF THEIR BEST