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Students have a baseline assessment using PIVATs 5 (Performance Indicators for Valued Assessment and Targeted Learning) for reading, writing, and number.

From the baseline assessment achievable targets in reading, writing and numbers were set for each pupil.

Progress towards these targets is discussed with parents/carers at parents’/carers’ evening and in the individual pupils’ end of year reports.

These targets are displayed either in the pupil’s book or on the classroom wall, referred to when marking the pupil's work. Achievement towards these targets is monitored and discussed with each pupil.

Staff use a wide range of formative assessment to track pupils’ progress. This is formally carried out on a termly basis.

The data produced from these assessments are shared with parents through Parents’/Carers’ Evenings, School Reports and also at the Annual Review meeting.

Pupils in Year 1 will not take the Phonics Screening Check if they:

  • have no understanding of the grapheme-phoneme correspondences, or
  • are unable to participate even when using suitable access arrangements.

Pupils will not take the KS1 or KS2 SATs if they:

  • have not completed the KS1 or KS2 programme of study, or
  • are working below the overall standard of the KS1 or KS2 tests, or,
  • are unable to participate even when using suitable access arrangements.

At Woodside, students in Key Stage 4 and Post 16 have the opportunity to experience a range of subjects in order to develop their strengths and build on areas of development. Some subjects may be studied to accreditation level:

  • Entry 1, 2 and 3 qualifications meet the needs of learners working below GCSE level.
  • Levels 1 and 2 qualifications are comparable to GCSE levels.

At Woodside, students in Key Stage 4 and Post 16 also have the opportunity to experience BTEC Entry and Level 1 Introductory qualifications which offer a broad introduction to a vocational subject or sector, forming the basis for further study. They are designed for those who are not able to achieve at GCSE equivalent level, but are motivated by a work-related course.

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