Assessment and Reporting

Reporting and assessment are vital components of the teaching and learning process at St Ann’s School. Progressive assessment of each child is made as he/she grows and develops in all areas of his/her education.

Assessment of students’ achievements occurs for a variety of reasons:
to provide information on students’ progress;
to improve the learning processes by providing feedback;
to keep parents informed;
to guide future development.

Staff use a variety of assessment techniques and sources to gather evidence about students’ demonstration of learning. These include:
Focused Analysis
Self- and peer- assessment     

Accordingly, we report to parents by establishing the following:

Parent Information Night – held in the first weeks of Term 1 to inform parents of curriculum matters, and class procedures. We would encourage you to attend this evening, as it is an important information source.

Beginning of Term communication –  in the first weeks of each term: to inform parents of class curriculum for that term and any special events occurring within the term. It will also provide you with valuable information on how you can support and be involved in the classroom and at home.

Formal reporting procedures:
Parents will receive a written report on their child’s progress at the end of each semester. Parents are also given the opportunity twice a year to have a formal Parent/ Teacher meeting.
Reporting in the early years describes students’ learning and development measured against a progressive series of steps.