In the early stages of the school year our teachers carry out a baseline assessment and this is to establish where the child is at. Throughout the term assessment is formative and is more about teacher observations and reflection of the children’s work rather than a formal test. At the end of each term our teachers then carry out a summative assessment. This is where they reflect on the learning that has taken place and will highlight if a child is Emerging, Expected or Exceeding in each area of learning. Next they use this information to consider what learning objectives they still need to develop in and target accordingly. If a child is struggling in an area, teachers can then support and plan through interventions or target group work.