Pupil achievement is judged in two ways:
- Attainment – this refers to whether a pupil is working ‘at the expected level’ or ‘working at greater depth’
- Progress – this refers to how well pupils have progressed in their learning from their starting point
At St Joseph’s, we believe that all pupils should make good or better progress in their learning, every lesson. Teacher evaluations together with formal assessments inform pupil attainment grades. To ensure that the collection of data is not just an outcome of a process, we use all school assessments and data to identify pupils’ starting points, learning gaps and next steps. This in turn informs the planning and preparation of pupils’ lessons to ensure that every child makes good progress across the curriculum.