Assessment and Feedback


The aims of assessment:

  • To inform curriculum and lesson planning
  • To understand starting points and measure progress
  • To check for understanding
  • To help students embed and use knowledge fluently and develop their understanding
  • To enable students to practice revision and retrieval techniques
  • To develop student confidence and aspiration by emphasising progress and achievement
  • To identify gaps in knowledge and skills that the teacher and student can address

Assessment supports the delivery of the curriculum; it is not the purpose of delivering the curriculum.

The curriculum is the progression model. If the curriculum is well planned and structured, and students know more and can remember more they will be making good progress. Effective use of appropriate assessment supports this.

Care is taken to ensure that assessment and collection of data is proportionate, positively impacts on student progress and is not onerous for students or teachers.