Peel Clothworkers' School

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A Guide for Pupil Assessment and Attainment at Peel Clothworkers Primary School

Year 1 to Year 6

At Peel Clothworkers’ School we use the National Curriculum Levels to assess a child’s progress. The levels at the primary age range from Level 1 to Level 5 (and possibly Level 6).

All children are individuals and so for some children starting school below the national average, achieving a Level 3 at the end of Y6 would be a success.

When a child is in YR they work towards achieving a good level of development. After that (Year 1) we use p scale points to monitor progress until they reach a Level 1c.

This is how the levels build up:

GLD -> 1c -> 1b -> 1a -> 2c -> 2b -> 2b -> 2a -> 3c -> 3b -> 3a -> 4c -> 4b -> 4a -> 5c -> 5b -> 5a -> 6


The levels are then divided into sub-levels, e.g. 2c, 2b, 2a
Sub Level

C - the child has just met the required standard

B - the child is working well within the level

A - the child has reached the top of the level and is working towards the next level

Sub-dividing the levels means that teachers can monitor progress on a term-by-term basis.

The end of year expectations as set by the IOM DEC for each year group are shown below:

Year Group

National Curriculum Level

1 - 1a / 2c

2 - 2b

3 - 2a / 3c

4 - 3b

5 - 3a / 4c

6 - 4b

The children working at Level 5 in Year 6 are working at a better than expected level. It is important, of course, to recognise that pupils will not always progress in a straight-forward, linear manner and that there may not be even amounts of progress each academic year.

How We Assess

Our school uses continuous teacher assessment from Reception class through to Year 6 and the information gathered from this process is used formatively to decide what children need to learn next to improve their performance.

Because each pupil will progress at a different rate, at Peel Clothworkers’ we believe nothing can replace accurate, rigorous assessment to enable teachers to determine precisely the attainment levels of pupils, at a particular moment in time.

You will receive updates on the progress your child is making throughout the year and will receive a formal report on teachers’ assessments at the end of each Key Stage (Year 2 and Year 6). Teachers are provided with a framework against which they make assessments and the Department of Education & Children quality assures teacher assessment through internal and external moderation visits and the work of its Education Improvement Service.


Peel Clothworkers' Schools 2018 Foundation Stage Data

Percentage of pupils reaching Good Level of Development (GLD) at the end of Foundation Stage (Reception Class)

Foundation Stage achieving GLD in all areas 72.2%

80.6% of children in the Foundation Stage achieved GLD in Prime areas.

Peel Clothworkers’ Schools 2018 Key Stage 1 Data

At the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2), the range of performance is expected to be between Levels 1 and 3 with the majority of pupils attaining Level 2 for reading, writing and mathematics.

Curriculum Area

L1+

L2+

L3+

Speaking & Listening

100%

88.7%

16.1%

Reading

100%

71.0%

19.4%

Writing

100%

72.6%

3.2%

Maths

100%

88.7%

16.1%

Science

100%

87.1%

17.7%

Peel Clothworkers' School’s 2018 Key Stage 2 Data

At the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6), the range of performance is expected to be between Levels 3 and 5 with the majority of pupils attaining Level 4.

Curriculum Area

L4+

L5+

Speaking & Listening

88.5%

44.2%

Reading

92.3%

53.8%

Writing

84.6%

34.6%

Maths

90.4%

50.0%

Science

96.2%

59.6%

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