Assessment is a high priority at Mountjoy because it informs our pupil’s next steps. All progress is celebrated at Mountjoy School. We use a range of tools to ensure that accurate assessment is made in all areas of a pupil’s development.
When pupils start at Mountjoy School we carry out base line assessments to ensure we have a good picture of each child’s starting point. This then allows us to track their progress accurately.
MAP My Aspirational Progress Targets – all students have annual MAP targets. These targets are developed in association with families and they are supporting the long term goals for our children as indicated in EHCP’s.
MAPs are reviewed annually and adjusted as necessary.
Children in the Early Years (Nursery and Reception) follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and their development is tracked through the Development Matters framework,maps and B Squared. Each child has a learning journal or Online record which shows their progress and development in all areas of learning. As a child reaches the end of the Reception year, their learning journal is moderated by the Early Years Advisory team. (Learning Journals and cloud based).
Pupils in Key stages 1 to 3 are assessed using MSC or the B Squared assessment tool that matches their curriculum for all relevant subjects. Their work over time is levelled and assessed and teachers participate in moderation activities to secure levels given.
Students in Key Stages 4 and 5 are assessed using their MAP’s and the relevent B Squared assessment tool in line with the curriculum. Students in these Key Stages work towards external accreditation through Asdan, OCR, John Muir and D of E. Where appropriate Students may also study for Maths and English Functional Skills qualifications, entries 1 to 3.
Throughout Years 2,3,4 and 5 pupils can participate in the Arts Award, at a suitable & relevant level. There are a number of students who require a sensory and physical curriculum, these students follow the MSC (Multi-Sensory) Curriculum, which links directly to the National Curriculum Subjects. The MSC Assessment tool is used where appropriate for students following an MSC curriculum.
Where appropriate, reading tests, phonic screening and maths tests are carried out. All pupils at Mountjoy School are disapplied from Statutory testing, however if a statutory assessment was deemed appropriate for an individual student this would be carried out.
KS2 Performance data is in certain circumstances suppressed as it is for Mountjoy. Further explanation for progress score in reading, writing and maths, pupils meeting expected standards in reading, writing and maths and average score for reading and maths can be found here