Assessing pupils' progress is an integral part of teaching and learning. It is used to identify the next steps in learning and to monitor the progress pupils are making. Assessment is about informed observation, the monitoring of work produced by pupils and effective questioning which enables us to record what both they can do and what they need to do next.

Children engage regularly in self-assessment at an age-appropriate level so that they can explain what they have done well and how they can improve their work even more.

Children are assessed in line with statutory requirements. An early years foundation stage profile is completed at the end of their reception year and statutory national curriculum tests are administered during May in year two.

A statutory phonics screening check also takes place in June in year one.

Assessment information is shared with parents and carers at each consultation event and through an annual pupil attainment and progress report sent to parents and carers at the end of the academic year.