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In September 2015 the Department for Education entrusted schools with developing their own way of assessing children in the primary phase. With this move the government phased out the standardised levels, which had been in place for many years, and gave the schools the power to design a system that worked for their pupils.

In the Heights Federation, after much discussion and research, we decided to use a 7 point scale, assessment system. This new system will allow progress to be tracked towards the new end of year expectations for each pupils across the primary phase.


We launched the new assessment system to staff in February 2015, giving the schools a term and a half to embed the system and iron out any bugs, before we launched it to parents in September 2015. The powerpoint we showed at that evening, explaining the new assessment system is on the link below.

We also have links to the core subject assessment sheets for each year group, so you can see the expectations of your child for the end of their academic year.


If you would like anymore information on the assessment system, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with Mr R Coates or come to his drop in sessions.

The next drop in session: Wednesday 3rd February 2.15pm.


New Assessment System Powerpoint

Below is the link to the powerpoint shared with Parents on the Assessment Information Evening in September 2015.

Year Group Expectations Tracking Sheets

The links below are for the tracking sheets for the pupils. These sheets allow the staff to assess where the pupils strengths and areas for development are. Copies of your childs current tracking sheets will be given at parents consultations in March.

Assessment in the Early Years

Assessment in the Early Years is seperate from the Key Stage 1 and 2 system.


In the Early Years we use the Early Learning Goals to track pupils progress. In Septemeber 2015 we took part in the first batch of Baseline assessments for pupils entering EYFS. Using this and our assessment system, we will be able to give a clear indication of progress to parents and stakeholders throughout the year.


Please do not hestitate to contact Miss Walton, the Federation EYFS Coordinator, if you have any questions about this system.

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