Performance Data
Our results summary is detailed below. If you would like to discuss our performance data please contact the head teacher through our school office.

Reporting to Pupils and Parents
We believe that feedback to pupils is very important as it tells them how well they have done and what they need to do next in order to improve their work. Pupils many have the opportunity to reflect and discuss their progress.

We have a range of strategies that keep parents and carers fully informed of their child's progress in school. Each term we offer parents and carers the opportunity to meet their child's teacher. At the first meeting of the school year (in the autumn) and at the second meeting (in the spring), we review their child's progress. During the summer term, we give all parents and carers a written report of their child's progress and achievements during the year. In this report we also identify target areas for the next school year.

Please contact the school of you have any questions or comments about any aspect of your child's work. Staff are nearly always available for a quick discussion after school, or an appointment can be made for a longer meeting.

SATS Results 2018 - School and college performance tables- www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/find-a-school-in-england

 

 

Effective assessment provides information to improve teaching and learning.  Teachers, children and parents can work together to raise standards because there are thorough, open assessment procedures in place.
On-going teacher assessment is the most effective way of knowing how a child is progressing. 

For example: 


In Reading, teachers will listen to children read (assessing their fluency and ability to cope with new words) and question the children to ensure their understanding and opinions of the text are developing.  They will also use other techniques including drama, reading tasks and reading comprehensions.


In Writing, teachers will consider pupils' written work in books and also their contributions to whole-class and group work.  As well as in the Literacy lesson, children write in topic work and therefore teachers are able to assess children's ability to effectively use their writing skills in wider contexts.


In Maths, teachers can assess skills and knowledge through methods such as marking written work, questioning (especially open-ended questions) and observing practical work. 

 

From Year 2, we also assess through end-of-year tests, which help to confirm the teacher assessments.  This includes the KS2 'SATS' at the end of Year 6.

 

Assessment Information
Effective assessment provides information to improve teaching and learning. Teachers, children and parents can work together to raise standards because there are thorough, open assessment procedures in place.

On-going teacher assessment is the most effective way of knowing how a child is progressing. From Year 2, we also assess through end-of-year tests, which help to confirm the teacher assessments. This includes the Year 6 'SATS'.

These subjects are assessed by teacher assessment. For example:
In Reading, teachers will listen to children read (assessing their fluency and ability to cope with new words) and question the children to ensure their understanding and opinions of the text are developing. They will also use other techniques including drama, reading tasks and reading comprehensions.
In Writing, teachers will consider pupils' written work in books and also their contributions to whole-class and group work. As well as in the Literacy lesson, children write in topic work and therefore teachers are able to assess children's ability to effectively use their writing skills in wider contexts.
In Maths, teachers can assess skills and knowledge through methods such as marking written work, questioning (especially open-ended questions) and observing practical work.

Assessment at Mackie Hill
Teachers at Mackie Hill are assessing children all of the time, constantly considering how well they have understood their learning and what next steps need to be taken. Teachers use assessment grids to assess reading, writing, SPaG (spelling and grammar) and maths. This information is submitted each half term and children’s progress is discussed regularly through the year with senior leaders.
Teachers will talk to children about their next steps (in an age appropriate way) so that they know the things they need to get better at doing.
Attainment and progress is shared with parents and carers at parents’ evenings in the Autumn and Spring terms. Then finally with a written report in the Summer term.

 

Further information can be found on the DfE Performance Tables which can be found here.

Targets
We analyse assessment data frequently to ensure that children make good progress that matches their potential. Various targets for progress can help this. As well as targets for a child's progress, teachers set targets around what a child needs to learn next:

'Next Steps' - daily marking where teachers note 'stars' (when pupils did well) and 'wish' (how the next piece of work can be even better)

'Personal Targets' - sometimes, children will be given an individual target that a teacher (and often the child) recognises as a particular area to improve (eg to show capitals clearly; to know number bonds to ten); these targets are written on a sticker on exercise books.