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Assessment and Curriculum
At The Canterbury Primary School we strive to ensure that all our children receive the best possible education through a highly stimulating, skilled curriculum and rigorous assessment to ensure each individual child reaches their full potential.
Until July 2014, children were assessed against national curriculum levels. The expected level at the end of Key Stage One (Year 2) was Level Two and the expected level at the end of Key Stage Two (Year 6) was Level Four.
From September 2014, and in line with the new National Curriculum, assessment in schools changed. Levels will no longer be used.
At the end of their year group, children will be assessed against a set of statements setting out what every child should be able to do. Schools are free to assess progress in any way they choose. So that you are kept informed about your child's progress whilst in our school, each year group will be broken down into developmental steps – Below/Emerging/Expected/Exceeding. The expected level at the end of each year will be 'Expected'.
At The Canterbury Primary School, we use the non-negotiables for each year group to set children targets. We use an assessment program which is rigorous and explicit - ‘Classroom Monitor’. This enables us to track the children’s progress and allows us to generate reports on each pupil.