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Assessment is a way of assisting teachers to modify their teaching in order to improve pupils’ learning.


Our teachers involve all children to stimulate and help them take their next steps in learning.


Within our school, there are two main purposes of assessment:

  • Assessment of learning (summative assessment) provides a summary of what has been learned in regard to both attainment and achievement at a specific point in time. 

  • Assessment for learning (formative assessment), which we regard as the most important kind of assessment, is the process of marking and feedback for use by learners and their teachers to decide where the learners are in their learning and their next steps.

Assessment should be a positive and on-going process in which all staff, the children themselves and parents too play an active part. 

It is an integral part of each teacher’s planning and enables evaluation of current practice as well as pupil achievement.

 Assessment tools include:

  • Formative assessment: specified on planning and taking place on a daily and weekly basis;

  • Observing, marking, self-assessment, peer assessment, group discussion, child discussion, questioning.

  • Children’s progress is measured every term. Class teachers can then identify where gaps lie, with precision, and use this to inform future, including planning through termly pupil progress meetings 

  • Summative assessments: These include group or individual tests or tasks, dependent on the pupil’s age. Summative assessment periods can take place at the end of each unit of work, half termly or termly.  There are end of year summative assessments for every year group in the summer term. 

  • SEN progress meetings: As above but specifically for children on the register at SEN School Support, Statements or Educational Healthcare Plans.


Roding ALSO  administers the statutory assessments -

  • at the end of KS1 and KS2 - SATS
  • Year 1 Phonic Screening

  • From 2020 the Multiplication Timestable Check (MTC)for Year 4

  • From Sept 2020 the Early Years Baseline Test

More information about these tests can be found by clicking on the following link.


The school informs and notifies children and parents, through the course of the year, regarding these summative assessments and also the results and outcomes.


Look out for regular meetings that will give you even more information about assessment and its purpose.