Pupil Progress and Attainment
At Beechcliffe, we believe that all pupils should have the opportunity to reach their full individual educational potential within all areas of the National Curriculum. They should also be given the opportunity to develop skills in other areas such as performing arts and sports. Importantly, they should develop the skills and knowledge which enables them to live as independently as possible in the future. English and Mathematics are embedded into all areas of school life as key life skills and knowledge.
The senior leadership team at Beechcliffe School firmly believe that assessment should be accurate and purposeful. Pupils who are new to Beechcliffe School will have a cognitive abilities baseline assessment within six weeks of their start date. Teachers will use the data gained from this assessment to set challenging end of year targets for pupils and then track individual pupils’ progress towards achieving these.
Achievement throughout the year is analysed to locate patterns in progress and to enable us to target resources appropriately to support pupil progress. Pupil Progress meetings will also be held with individual class teachers to discuss individual pupil progress. If gaps in progress are highlighted, these will be addressed through interventions such as targeted small group teaching, or one-to-one tuition.
Pupils have knowledge of their targets in their exercise books and are able to monitor their own progress towards achieving them. Pupils work is marked in accordance with the school marking policy, enabling a dialogue to take place between the teacher and pupil, identifying what is going well, next steps and how these can be achieved.