The Glyn Learning Foundation


Assessment Guidance – KS1 & KS2

Accurate, informed assessment provides valuable data for our teachers in planning learning matched to the needs of the children. It is a continuous process by which teachers find out about their children’s capabilities and achievements. It is essential that we therefore use accurate data to identify where children are and what their next steps are. At Danetree we assess children in the following ways:

Assessment for Learning (formative assessment)

  • Sharing WALTS and success criteria with the children
  • Providing focused feedback on lesson learning outcomes
  • Individual target setting based on pupils’ previous achievement
  • Appropriate questioning
  • Pupils involved in self-assessment
  • Best fit DNA ticks

Assessment of Learning (summative assessment)

  • Writing levelling using national curriculum criteria
  • Maths and Reading levelling using national curriculum criteria
  • Standardised diagnostic test
  • Individual assessments

We use the following statements to assist us when making judgments of a child’s attainment against the National Curriculum expectations. We use a tracking system called Pupil Asset which is a bespoke online tracking system.

Language relating to each DNA tick

Beginning – Has some experience of and is beginning to understand the concept.  Still requires significant support to develop understanding.

Beginning + - Has started to use the concept with some independence, but is far from secure and still requires support.

Developing - Has a widening experience of the concept on more than one occasion and is able to tackle the concept with growing independence.  Is likely to still require support and will make occasional errors.

Developing + - Has a sound understanding of the concept and is developing a clear understanding of when, how and where to apply this knowledge.

Embedded – Has used the concept confidently and independently and can apply this knowledge consistently and in a variety of ways.

Embedded + – Has fully understood and uses the concept with agility and efficiency.  Is able to spot patterns, errors and misconceptions and (where relevant) shows imagination and creativity.

Above - Has a deep and broad understanding of the concept.  Can apply with flair and imagination (where applicable), teach others and make connections between concepts for efficiency and/or for effect.

Assessment Expectations at each half term

Aut 1

Aut 2

Spr 1

Spr 2

Sum 1

Sum 2


Beg +




Emb +


We know that assessment can be confusing! If you would like a further explination please speak to your child's class teacher or a member of the Leadership Team.