Standards and Assessment 2017 /18
Within our school we have a very rigorous assessment and monitoring system, all our children are assessed throughout the year in order to challenge and support their learning. These assessments may be informal ongoing assessments within the lessons, or more formal tests. All our children are proactively involved within their learning and the assessment of that learning. Children are all set targets for their academic achievement and they work very closely with the teacher assessing their own progress.
Parents are invited to an informal parents evening in the early part of the autumn term, which focuses primarily on the parent partnership and how they can support their children’s learning. Towards the end of the autumn and the end of spring term we have a progress parents evening. Parents receive a full written report towards the end of the summer term.
All parents and teachers communicate using homework diaries. However, in our school we also run an open door policy and staff make a point of being available after school each day for parents to discuss their child’s progress. In foundation stage we active encourage the parent partnership by encouraging the parents to bring the children into the classroom so they have opportunity to talk to the staff and look at work and by ensuring that our Foundation Stage teacher gives constant feedback to parents both formally and informally. Parents can also request to see documentation relating to their child. All parents should be assured that if we have any concerns at all relating to a child’s progress or relating to the welfare of a child we will contact them.
Mrs Clayton and Mrs Haigh track the progress of all children very carefully throughout their time at Singleton C of E School in order to maximise their potential.
In Foundation Stage, the children are assessed on entry into school and at the end of their Foundation Stage year.
In years 2 and Year 6 children are assessed using Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) against national criteria. Parents receive the teacher assessments data at Y2 and of the results of the national tests at the end of year 6.
Since 2012 we have been recognised as one of the highest performing schools in the country.
In 2012 we received a letter from David Laws MP congratulating us on our performance and explaining that the success of our children and their excellent rates of progress in both maths and English placed our school among the top performing primary schools in the county.
In 2013 we received another letter from David Laws MP congratulating us once again on our excellent performance and explaining that we were one of the top 105 performing primary schools in England out of over 15000. He went on to explain that in comparison to schools that had near identical intakes we were ranked 1st.
In 2014 we received a letter from Ben Wallace MP congratulating us on achieving 6th place in the Times performance list out of over 15 000 school.
We were ranked 6th nationally out of 15500 schools and 1st in Lancashire in 2015.
In 2016 we received a letter from Nicky Morgan MP congratulating us on being a consistently high achieving school
In 2017 we were inspected and achieved the Ofsted rating of outstanding in all categories. Ofsted identified:-
“Teachers use assessment information with expertise to ensure that they cater for every pupil’s learning needs. As a result, pupils make outstanding progress.”
In 2018 we received a letter from Nick Gibb MP congratulating school on 100% of pupils reaching or exceeding the expected standard in reading and mathematics at the end of KS2. He explained that this meant that our school was therefore in the top 1% of primary schools in England for attainment in reading and mathematics.