Rodney House Specialist Support School

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Rodney House School, Albert Grove, Longsight, Manchester, M12 4WF

0161 230 6854

Rodney House Specialist Support School

Specialist Support School and Outreach Service

  1. About Rodney House
  2. Assessment


 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. 

Internal assessment 

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: 

Pen portrait 


Evidence for Learning

Parent Observations 

B Squared assessment tool


Pupils on the Explorer pathway are also assessed using the Engagement profile 

  • exploration
  • realisation
  • anticipation
  • persistence
  • initiation

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.

External assessment

EYFS profile, Phonics Screening, end of Key Stage 1 and end of Key Stage 2 assessments are all statutory assessments that we report on. 

Engagement profile 

 Pre Key Stage Standard


 Internal assessment Report 

Assessment document 2022-23