Assessment for Learning

What is Assessment for Learning?

Assessment for learning (AFL) is an approach to teaching and learning that creates feedback which is then used to improve children’s performance. Pupils become more involved in the learning process and from this gain confidence in what they are expected to learn and to what standard.

The teachers at Braywood plan tasks to help the children close the gap between where  they are now with their learning and where they would like to be at the end of the lesson, end of the week or end of the unit. Children are involved in their learning and the teachers provide the learning pathway for the children to follow e.g where they are now, where they are going and how to get there. This process is a natural part of every lesson, adapted to suit every child's needs. 

Parents are regularly informed of their child's progress. A child's assessment targets are shared with parents in February during a consultation. The children present through a powerpoint  their learning goals.  In July, an annual report is given to parents, based upon continuous teacher assessment and clear targets are set for the coming year together with any statutory test results. Children participate in writing part of their report. ​A Foundation Stage profile is completed for each child in their first year in school together with their Wow book. They cover all the progress they have made during their first year at school and are shared with parents during the summer term.

Below are examples of what the Government expects your child to understand at the end of every year.