Guide to Assessment at St.Michael’s C.E. Primary School

Key Performance Indicators for Reading, Writing and Maths are tracked against relevant year group expectations. Teacher judgements for individuals / groups of children are made using the definitions below.

WT (Working Towards)

Where a child has been taught new learning but is not yet secure within their year group.

EXS (Expected Standard)

Where a child is using and applying their learning independently.

GD (Greater Depth)

Where a child has a deep understanding of their learning and is using and applying their learning in a range of contexts and across subjects.

Teachers make an overall professional judgement at the end of each half term against year group expectations and record this in BromCom database.

Information is shared with parents during the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms in relation to where their child is and what they need to be able to do next.


Baseline assessments take place for Reception Children in first the four weeks of entry

Progress tests in Reading (NTS) and Maths (NTS) are taken twice yearly and are used alongside teacher assessments to make an overall judgement against year group expectations. Children receiving reading interventions will undertake Salford reading tests as appropriate to measure progress and impact of intervention.

Children in Year 1 undertake statutory phonic screening in June and are assessed again in Year 2 if pass mark is not attained.

Children in Years 2 and 6 take statutory end of key stage assessment and tests in May.

Children in Year 4 take statutory Multiplication Tables Check assessment in June

These identify if a pupil is meeting age-related expectations in Reading, Writing, Maths and Science.