How does The Arches measure progress and how often?

Your child’s progress will be continually monitored by his/her class teacher. Additionally his/her progress will be reviewed formally with the Headteacher, other senior leaders and the SENCo each half term in reading, writing, maths and science. Your child’s class teacher will be continuously assessing your child during and after each lesson and responding to their needs in the next lesson.

 At the end of each key stage (i.e. at the end of year 2 and year 6), all children are required to be formally assessed and will have a raw score and standardised score.

Where necessary, children will have an individual pupil progress targets based on PIVATS (Performance Indicators for Value Added Target Setting) or based on targets set by outside agencies specific to their needs. Targets will be set using these PIVAT levels and designed to accelerate learning and close the gap. Progress against these targets will be reviewed regularly, evidence for judgements assessed and a future plan made.

The progress of children with a statement of SEN/EHC Plan will be formally reviewed at an Annual Review with all adults involved with the child’s education.

The SENCo will also check that your child is making good progress within any individual work and in any group that they take part in.

Regular book scrutinies of learning and lesson observations will be carried out by the Senior Management Team to ensure that the needs of all children are met and that the quality of teaching and learning is high.