How do we find out if the support we provide is effective and how will I know about this?

Monitoring progress is an integral part of teaching and leadership within Bessemer Grange Primary School. We know how well your child is doing by using the following:

  • Assessments based on the Early Learning Goals Ages and Stages in the Reception year.
  • His/her progress is reviewed formally every term and a National Curriculum level given in reading, writing and numeracy.
  • Children in Year 1 are required to complete the National Phonics Screen that will assess their ability to read real and pseudo words.
  • If your child is in Year 1 and above, but is not yet at National Curriculum levels, a more sensitive assessment tool is used which shows their level in more detail and will also show smaller but significant steps of progress.  The levels are called ‘P levels’.
  • At the end of each key stage (i.e. at the end of year 2 and year 6) all children are required to be formally assessed using Standard Assessment Tests (SATs). This is something the government requires all schools to do and are the results that are published nationally.
  • Some children with SEND will have an IEP which will be reviewed with your involvement, every term and the plan for the next term made.
  • Outside professionals also provide school with further in depth assessments. These are usually from the EP, or SALT.
  • The progress of children with a statement of SEN/ EHC Plan is formally reviewed at an Annual Review with all adults involved with the child’s education.
  • The SENCO will also check that your child is making good progress within any individual learning and in any group that they take part in.
  • A range of ways will be used to keep you informed, which may include:
    • Home/school contact book
    • Letters/certificates sent home
    • Additional meetings as required
    • Annual Reviews
    • End of Year Reports