"A small school with a big heart."

"Pupils are proud of their school. Their good behaviour and positive attitudes make a strong contribution to their success."

Ofsted January 2013

Assessment Without Levels

The Revised National Curriculum- 'Life After Levels'


The revised National Curriculum was introduced in September 2014 and the system of assessment levels was removed and not replaced by the Government.The Government subsequently left it up to schools to design their own assessment framework. Mackie Hill along with most primary schools in the locality has used the ‘Essex Target Tracker’ system. As a result, pupils were assessed using steps which describe their attainment against the National Curriculum statements for each year group. This year, a more bespoke system will be used in school to assess attainment against the requirements of the National Curriculum.



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.   

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