Adel St John The Baptist

  1. Parents
  2. Assessment

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects
all staff, volunteers and
visitors to share this commitment’.


Assessment at Adel St John the Baptist

At Adel St John we use Age Related Expectations to measure children’s attainment, this links directly to our creative curriculum and allows us to ensure children gain a breadth of understanding while identifying any gaps in their learning.


Reporting to parents

When we have conversations with you about your child’s progress you won’t be given an actual definitive position of where they are on this scale. Instead there will be a detailed discussion about your child’s strengths and their targets. You will also be told whether your child is on track to meet their end of year Age Related Expectation:

Developing— yet to be secure in the end of year expectations.

Achievedsecure in the majority of the end of year expectations.

Exceedingsecure in all the end of year expectations and is able to use and apply their knowledge and skills confidently.

We have changed how we describe your child’s progress and achievement, but we continue to:

  • set challenging targets and plan according to your child’s need.
  • assess and review using both formative and summative assessment.
  • track progress and respond appropriately.
  • develop a long term ‘picture’ of how your child is developing
    across time. 

What can I do to help my child?

There is a great deal parents can do to help their children. Reading, spellings and practising mental maths skills such as times tables and number bonds is vital. We want to work with you to support your child’s learning, so part of the discussion at parents evening consultations will be about your child’s targets. 


Statutory Assessments

Children at the end of each Key Stage (in Year 2 and Year 6) are still required to undertake the statutory assessments (SATs).
Attainment in Year 6 will be measured by a scaled score, where 100 represents the national standard. The exact standard of each test will not be available from the DfE until after the first tests have taken place in summer 2016, following a standard-setting exercise in a range of schools. There will no longer be extension papers (eg Level 6) but a range of challenges will be included in all papers.

If your child is in Year 2 or Year 6 you will receive further information about SATs in the form of a leaflet or meeting with the class teacher.


Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The EYFS (for children in Reception) has not changed and still follows Development Matters. By the end of EYFS, children are expected to reach their Early Learning Goals. However, there is now a Baseline Assessment that the Government has introduced and that all children in Reception undertake upon entry. It does not include any tasks or tests and does not disrupt settling in routines. Instead, as part of their everyday practice, teachers build their knowledge of each child through their observations, interactions and every day activities. They use this professional knowledge to make a series of judgements about each child based on a clear set of assessment criteria.


Phonics Screening Checks

The Phonics Screening Check for children in Year 1 remains the same as in previous years. Children who do not meet the required standard in this check are required to take the screening again in Year 2.


Further information

Information regarding Assessment without Levels can be found at