At The Brookfield School our aim has always been to find an assessment solution that works best for our students and that recognises the achievements and potential of every young person. Our policy and practice is holistic and inclusive of all abilities and special educational needs, and includes wider outcomes linked to the ethos of our school. Our pupils will leave us having achieved qualifications matched to their individual learning profiles and having developed confidence, resilience, emotional literacy, ambition and tolerance.
How do we assess learning at The Brookfield School?
The principle of assessment is to check and identify what a child understands and what they need to learn next. It should establish starting points and should support progress in a range of contexts.
At The Brookfield School we assess our students academically as well as their well-being through regular pupil voice questionnaires. We assess using a variety of strategies including teachers and support staff continuously assessing the pupils to inform their planning in order to deliver an individualised bespoke learning experience.
- This is done on a daily and lesson by lesson basis
- Targets reflected through individual education plans (IEPs) which are assessed half termly, end of year targets and end of Key Stage Targets.
- Across all curriculum areas, students are involved in their learning through self and peer assessment
- GL assessments take place termly to measure pupil’s reading and spelling ages. For those who are working at pre-key stage standards, the Hertfordshire reading test is used
- Through GL assessment, PASS is used to measure how pupils feel about school, work, teachers and overall well-being
- Standardised tests are used as follows:
Phonics screening tests at the end of year 1
KS1 SATs at the end of year 2
KS2 SATs at the end of year 6
CAT tests in year 6 and 9
Functional Skills Exams in English and Maths (Levels one and two) throughout years 10 and 11
Entry Level Maths and English (Levels 1,2 and 3)
GCSE Design and Technology
ASDAN Unit Awards
PSHE level one and two qualifications
How do we measure progress?
Progress is reviewed termly and incorporates discussions with the class teachers, senior leadership team and SENDCo. Children’s progress is measured against The Brookfield School’s progression of skills.