Throughout your child’s time at Freeman’s Endowed CofE Junior Academy their progress and achievement will be assessed in two ways:

  • Summative assessment – This is standardised assessment that compares your child’s learning with other children of the same age nationally.  We assess children at the end of Key Stage 2, the children in Year 6,  using the Interim Teacher Assessment Framework and Key Stage 2 SATs in reading, Mathematics, Grammar, punctuation and spelling. The children in Years 3, 4 and 5 will be assessed uisng standardised tests suitable for their age.

The children undergo summative assessment at 3 key periods throughout the year – on entry to school, at the end of the Spring Term and at the end of the Summer Term.  The outcomes of these assessments will be shared with parents and carers and used by the school’s leadership and Governing Body to judge overall performance and close any gaps in the learning of particular cohorts of children if required.

  • Formative assessment is an ongoing form of assessment that takes place in each session every day.  The teacher uses this form of assessment to judge how well the children have understood and applied the learning during the lesson.  This information is then used to inform the next session of learning.  The information allows the teachers to tailor the learning so that all children have the chance to make progress in all lessons.

Principle of Assessment

Freeman’s Endowed CofE  Junior Academy

Parents and carers


Assessment is fair

Assessment is inclusive of all abilities.

Assessment is free from bias.

Judgements are moderated in school and with other experienced professional partners.

Your child’s progress will be assessed according to their individual abilities.

Your child is valued and will be assessed as an individual.

I will know how I learn and talk about what works for me.

I will be given the chance to develop my own learning style.

Assessment is at the heart of teaching and learning

Assessment will provide evidence to guide learning and teaching.

Assessment will provide pupils the opportunity to demonstrate and review their progress and understand the next steps in their learning.

Your child’s assessments will be used to shape the next phase of their education.

Your child’s assessments will allow them to demonstrate and review their progress.

I will build on my successes and learn from my mistakes.

I will be able to see and talk about the progress I have made.

Assessment is honest

Assessment outcomes are shared in an open, honest and transparent way to assist pupils with their learning.

Your child’s assessments will be used to help them to improve their knowledge, skills and understanding.

Your child will receive accurate, positive and constructive feedback.

I will be stretched to help me to achieve more in my learning.

I will know what to do to help me to improve my work.

I will be helped to succeed.

Assessment is ambitious

Assessment places achievement in context against nationally standardised criteria and expectations.

Assessment demonstrates a pathway of progress and development for every child.

Assessment objectives will be challenging and ambitious for every child.

Your child’s progress and achievement will be placed in context against national standards and expectations.

Your child’s development will be clear and shared with you.

Your child will be challenged to achieve their best.

I will know how well I am doing compared to other children of a similar age.

I will have targets to aim for.

I will know what I need to do in order to improve my learning and progress.

I will always be helped and challenged to do my best.

Assessment is appropriate

The purpose of any assessment process will be clearly stated.

Assessment will draw on a wide range of evidence to complete the picture of each pupil’s achievement and progress.

Assessment will require no more procedures or recording than is practically required.

Your child will be clear about why they are being assessed.

Your child will be assessed using methods that are appropriate to their age, the task being undertaken and the information required by the teacher and school.

Your child’s achievement and progress will draw on evidence from a range of subjects across the curriculum.

I will know why I am being assessed.

I will be assessed fairly.

I will use many pieces of work to show how well I am doing.

Assessment is consistent

Judgements are formed according to common, agreed principles.

The results can be understood by other interested parties such as the Local Authority, other schools and national bodies such as Ofsted.

Your child’s assessments will be based upon agreed and standardised criteria.

The assessment processes will be clear.

Your child’s results will be compared to other schools locally and nationally.

I will be assessed in the same way as other children of my age and ability.

I will know why I am being assessed.

I will know how well I am doing.

Assessment outcomes provide meaningful and understandable information.


Pupils in developing their learning.

Parents in supporting their children with their learning.

Teachers in planning learning and teaching

School leaders and governors in planning and allocating resources.

Government and agents of government.

You will be provided with meaningful and understandable information on how your child is developing their learning.

You will be informed on how you can support your child with their learning.

Your child’s assessments will be used to shape and plan future learning and teaching.

Your child’s assessments will be used to inform school leaders and governors and assist with the planning of the curriculum and allocation of resources.

I will know how well I am doing and what I need to do to improve.

My parents/carers will know how well I am doing and be able to help me to improve.

My teachers will always do their best to help me to succeed.

Assessment feedback should inspire greater effort and a belief that, through hard work and practise, more can be achieved

Assessment feedback will motivate pupils and encourage them to do their best to achieve the highest standards possible.

Your child will be encouraged to achieve their potential.

I will try my best to be the best learner that I can be.

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