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Assessment and Reporting

Staff are continually assessing your child’s progress to ensure that they are appropriately supported and challenged in their work. Through questioning, marking and levelling, your child’s teacher will have a good understanding of his/her strengths and development needs . All pupils in years 2 - 6 undertake SATs style activities (Standardised Assessment Tasks) in the summer term. Comparative data, against national standards is included at the back of this booklet. Each term you’ll receive a report outlining the effort, progress and attainment that your child is making. These reports take the form of parent/pupil/teacher meetings or an annual written report. If you wish to speak to the class teacher at different times, you are welcome to make an appointment.

Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability We aim to support all children to achieve the best that they possibly can, regardless of ability. We work closely with parents to ensure all pupils receive good support both within the school and, if appropriate in liaison with other experts/agencies, for example the Speech and Language Therapist. We work with parents to identify any special needs early so that appropriate support and intervention can be provided. Please see our website for our Special Needs Policy and our Disability Equality Scheme.

Gifted and Talented Provision We provide opportunities and experiences for all pupils that challenge and extend them in all areas of the curriculum. We greatly value pupils’ gifts and talents and work to develop these further both within the school context and by making links with other schools, clubs and groups. Our most able pupils, in all areas, are given opportunities to be ‘experts’ in their field, to meet other like-minded pupils, investigate, problem solve and develop new skills. This may, for example, be through linking with other schools on a joint project.

‘English as an Additional Language’ Pupils and our Young Interpreters We have a number of children in our school who speak English as their second language. As with all our children, we aim to meet their needs to enable them to achieve well and, as their English develops, to recognise their talent of being able to speak two languages. As part of our support programme to ease their transition into our school, we have a ‘Young Interpreters’ group who provide particular friendship and support to new pupils from overseas. We work closely with the Devon Ethnic Minority Achievement (EMA) support service and are proud to be used by them repeatedly as an example of good practice.

‘My daughter has grown in confidence since attending school and is thriving academically. She clearly feels important and valued and has been encouraged to make strong friendships’

Quote from parent

‘Pupils make excellent progress in developing their social skills and become very happy, confident individuals’.

Ofsted 2011

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