When starting at Rodney House a baseline assessment through observation, interaction and teacher assessment takes place. This is completed within the first 6 weeks. Parent's input is an important aspect of this assessment.
Each child has a personalised Individual education plan set termly. These are targets that draw from the child's Education Health and Care plan, often breaking down a broader target.
The profile of our learners is that progress is not always linear and unique patterns of learning and progress can be observed. Therefore a 'basket approach' to assessment is in place, drawing on a wide range of sources to identify skills and achievements in order to plan next steps. We have found this methodology ensures we do not miss progress as we are able to assess on an individual basis.
Assessment methods include:
Evidence for Learning
B Squared assessment tool
Pupils on the Explorer pathway are also assessed using the Engagement profile
These areas allow teachers to assess pupils’ engagement in developing new skills, knowledge and concepts in the school’s curriculum by demonstrating how pupils are achieving specific outcomes. They represent what is necessary for pupils to fully engage in their learning and reach their full potential.
EYFS profile, Phonics Screening, end of Key Stage 1 and end of Key Stage 2 assessments are all statutory assessments that we report on.
Internal assessment Report