How we Assess Progress at Queensbury School
|Wilson Stuart P-Steps|
|Queensbury Skills Framework|
As well as formal accreditations we enrol all students on the Skills Builder Programme.
We track all students on this programme which targets 8 core skills which will enable young people to have a functional role in the community post sixth form.
The following principles from the Department for Education have been considered in our approach to assessment:
How we assess learning?
- Give reliable information to parents about how their child, and their child’s school, is performing.
- Help drive improvement for pupils and teachers.
- Make sure the school is keeping up with external best practice and innovation.
- The principle of assessment is to check and identify what a child understands and what they need to learn next.
This is done on a daily and lesson by lesson basis.
- Progress is also checked on a termly basis.
- Targets are set for the end of each year and end of each Key Stage.
- Some pupils will undertake tests and exams during the academic year.
- Every child will receive a written report during the year surrounding their progress.
- The school uses an assessment system based from Wilson Stuart P Steps.
- Education Health Care Plan Targets form the holistic focus in a child’s IEP (Individual Education Plan).
- The system can automatically generate reports saving time for staff and more importantly allow teachers to teach!
Certificates and Awards
- Students unable to take Entry Level Qualifications will undertake vocational awards and certificates developing their understanding of the world, independence and communication.
- Our Discovery Classes are likely to undertake awards and accreditations that develop their social skills communication and move them towards independence.