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"The insights gained from the CAT individual and group reports, and particularly from the Combination Reports, have revolutionised what we do."
“It’s really important especially now that spelling is tested as part of SPAG in the Y6 SATs that we know that children are working at an age appropriate level. Gauging ‘spelling ages’ regularly is essential.”
“The concern was how we would know if the students were making the same amount of progress as their peers nationally – but we later found that GL Assessment would fill this gap for us.”
“Without a doubt, the elephant in the room is comprehension. If a child can decode to an extent, that develops confidence – but this confidence is easily shattered quite quickly when they enter secondary school.”
With the removal of national curriculum levels and the introduction of new GCSEs, secondary schools need to reconsider their approach to assessment from Year 7 onwards
With a high number of EAL and SEN learners, North Walsall Primary Academy is helping to break down language barriers and identify additional needs
“We knew what our extremes were doing, so we were well informed on our highest and lowest achievers. But it was that band of pupils in the middle we were particularly concerned about, and it was with their outcomes that we feared we might end up being classed as a ‘coasting school’.”