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Your Child's Progress

How will my child’s progress be monitored at school?

Your child’s class teacher will regularly monitor the progress they are making at Shirley Junior School in a wide range of subject areas.  Most regular assessment is made against the core areas of learning – Reading, Writing and Mathematics.  Senior leaders, together with teachers, review progress of the whole year group several times through the year to check everyone is on course to make expected progress.  They discuss with class teachers how to provide extra support for children who may not be making expected progress. This may be additional support from a teaching assistant, activities to do at home or extra practice in class.

How often is progress assessed?

Ongoing assessments happen each time a lesson is reviewed by class teachers.  Children are given learning objectives for each lesson so they know what they are learning and how it fits with the wider subject or project. 

Progress towards key objectives is recorded throughout the year for each subject. There are also key assessment points each term when children are assessed in Reading, Writing and Maths. These assessments are recorded on so that teachers can track progress from one term to another and from one year to another.

How can I know about my child’s progress?

Your child’s teacher will talk to you about the progress your child is making each time you meet for a parent/teacher meeting. These happen in the Autumn and Spring terms. In the Summer term, class teachers write a full report covering progress and attainment.  

'Share my Learning' days are opportunities for you to come into school to see your child’s progress by looking through their books with them. You will be able to see from their learning objectives what they are focussing on, and you will be able to see in the following pieces of work how well they are demonstrating the taught skills.  Your child should be able to talk about their own learning and will enjoy showing their work to you.