In Key Stages 1 and 2,  we use on-going formative assessment to inform our planning and make end of term summative  judgements as to where each pupil is in regard to the National Curriculum 2014, using the relevant year group descriptors for Reading, Writing and Maths. In Years 1, 3, 4 and 5, we refer to these as the ’Rainbow Grids’ or Expanded Age Related Expectations (ARE) descriptors.

At the end of Key Stage 1 and 2 (Year 2 and 6), we use the interim  teacher assessment frameworks published by the Standards and Testing Agency, to aid the teacher when making an  assessment judgement for each individual pupil. In these year groups, we also administer the end of Key Stage SATs which  also inform our assessment judgements and give each pupil a scaled score which indicates whether they are working below, at,  or above the expected standard.

At Dhekelia Primary School, we have a different theme for our immersive curriculum each term, with a particular focus on one of the foundation subjects. When assessing the foundation subjects, we use the Age Related Expectations taken from the National Curriculum descriptors for each subject (see Subjects section of our school website). We use these to make judgements at the end of the academic school year, as to whether the pupil is working below, at or above the expected standard for each foundation subject. These are then reported to parents on our end of year reports.  

Principles of Assessment Expanded ARE Descriptors

Expanded Age Related Expectation Descriptors KS1 and KS2
2017 KS1 Assessment Frameworks
2017 KS2 Assessment Frameworks