Progress & Reporting

Assessment

At St Hilda’s, we use assessment data to measure progress as well as to identify strengths and areas to develop across the curriculum.  It is important to note that the School has a wide variety of assessment strategies and no one result is definitive in measuring an individual child’s progress or attainment.

Assessment will look slightly different in each class depending on the age of the children.

Regular on-going assessments are carried out in class, such as spelling and times tables tests, as well as more formal assessments which take place throughout the year, including:

  • INCAs, which provide a Reading Age, Spelling Age, Mathematical Age and Reasoning Age.
  • CATs tests which provide standardised scores for various aspects of Reasoning.
  • In the Summer Term, girls from Form I – Form V carry out English and Maths assessments which are externally marked. These results are used to measure progress and attainment.
  • Forms III – VI carry out end of year assessments for all other subjects, over a two week period in the Summer Term, to review their progress and attainment across the course of the academic year.
  • Screening for dyslexia takes place in Form I and above, with dyscalculia screening from Form II and above.
  • Reading/Spelling age tests are carried out in September from Form I

It is not the school’s policy to disclose a girl’s position in class.

Reporting

We recognise the importance of quality communications between home and school and work to nurture these relationships.

Parents’ Evenings are held twice a year during the Autumn and Spring Terms.  These appointments are limited to 10 minutes to ensure all parents are able to be seen.  However, all staff are happy to see parents on another day at a mutually convenient time.

Reports are issued annually at the end of the Summer Term to all children throughout the school.

Rewards

From Form I, house-points are awarded for good work and good effort.  Girls work towards their bronze, silver, gold, platinum or double platinum badges across the course of each year.

Every Friday, two girls from each class are selected for hard work across the course of the week and are sent to the Headteacher to celebrate their efforts.

At the end of each half-term, Head’s Commendations are awarded to a selection of girls across each class.

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