Assessment, Progress & Reporting
At Tweendykes School we aim to provide a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable educational environment. Each pupil is encouraged to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, confidence and self esteem necessary to meet the challenge of adult life. This is achieved through a curriculum that is both balanced and relevant to the needs of the individual pupil experiencing a wide range of learning difficulties.
Assessment, progress and reporting
Our pupils do not take the end of key stage tests that are part of the National Curriculum. We use a pupil centred approach to assessment, pupils Educational and Health Care Plan shapes the individual assessment measures used to monitor progress. Examples of this are SCERTS assessment, Hirstwood Assessment, B2 and Switch Progression. We are also working in collaboration with several schools across the Humber developing other assessment procedures.
From the age of 14, where relevant pupils embark on accreditations and qualifications in a wide range of areas.
Every pupil has an individual educational plan (IEP) which is updated by staff termly, the plan includes agreed targets. (In sixth form these are Personalised Learning programmes PLPs).
Each year we hold an educational and health care plan meeting. Prior to this parents receive a report for their child. The meetings are held with parents/carers, the class teacher and the Head or Assistant Head teacher, and other professionals from health and social care.
At the meeting we keep the child and their family at the centre - we use 3 questions to help inform discussions:
What is working well now/needs to change?
Where would the child/student like to be in 3-5 years time?
How are we going to get there?
From this we plan long and short term outcomes which are incorporated in to our IEPs/PLPs.