Assessment and Reporting
Assessment at Hall Mead aims to support each pupil in achieving their full learning potential and fosters the development of self esteem and personal responsibility. It takes place in a reflective context and encourages the involvement of staff, pupils and parents.
Assessment is a process as opposed to an end in itself. It is part of a cycle that enables pupils to review and improve learning whilst allowing teachers to identify what pupils know, set targets for each individual’s next steps and plan appropriately differentiated lessons/activities. It is an integral part of the teaching and learning that takes place and is an essential component of effective classroom practice.
When a pupil joins Hall Mead we use a range of indicators to estimate what they could be capable of achieving during their five years with us. We then use this estimate, along with carefully planned assessments, to measure how well they are progressing and identify the next steps in their learning.
Parents will recieve an electronic report via the SIMS Parent App which provides an overview of the progress being made in each subject at regular intervals during the academic year. In addition parents are invited to attend a Parent Teacher Consultation evening where they can speak to teachers to find out what their child can do to further improve. Further information about reports and progress can be obtained form the Reports FAQ link.