St Alban's Catholic Primary School

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Assessment plays an important part in helping parents, carers and practitioners to recognise children’s progress, understand their needs, and to plan activities and support. As a school we ensure that ongoing assessment is an integral part of the learning and development process.  This involves practitioners observing children to understand their level of achievement, interests and learning styles, and to then shape learning experiences for each child reflecting those observations. 


In their interactions with children, practitioners respond to their own day-to-day observations about children’s progress, and observations that parents and carers share.  To this end we make systematic observations and assessments of each child's achievements, interests and learning styles.  We then use these observations and assessments to identify learning priorities and plan relevant and motivating learning experiences for each child.


At the end of Reception, each child’s level of development is assessed against the Early Learning Goals and Practitioners will indicate whether children are meeting expected levels of development:

  • Emerging: not yet reaching expected levels of development for age
  • Expected