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St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

'For every future, for every child'


What is Assessment?


Assessment is used at St Gregory's for the following purposes:

  • To inform teachers planning
  • To  inform curriculum development
  • To inform teacher training and support
  • To inform target setting at an individual and group level


For children, assessment should:

  • Show the child's current performance and progress
  • Relate their current performance and progress to targets
  • Help the child to understand their next steps




What does the information shared with me mean?


Parents asked for more information regarding how we assess the children and what the terms emerging, expected and exceeding mean for each year group.


EmergingYet to be secure in the end of year expectations.

Expected—Secure in the majority of the end of year expectations.

Exceeding—Secure in all the end of year expectations and is able to use and apply their knowledge and skills confidently.


Each child is assessed in terms of how well (emerging, expected or exceeding) they have achieved in all of the objectives for each subject.




  • Data for reading and maths is entered onto the school tracking system each term by the Raising Standards Leader
  • Data for writing SPaG, RE and Science is entered onto the school tracking system by class teachers each term
  • Judgements made about a child's performance are moderated and agreed by all staff and with colleagues from other KCSP and Kent schools


Read, Write Inc


Children are assessed every six weeks to check the progress they are making in phonics and to see how fluently they can read. Depending on the progress made, children are likely to move into the next RWI group for the following term.


Phonics Screen


The government Phonics Screen tests children in Year 1 and those Year 2 children who did not pass the screen when they were in Year 1. These assessments take place in June.




Children in Y2 and Y6 take part in Key Stage tests during May. The tests comprise of reading, SPaG and maths. At present, writing is based upon teacher assessment.