Highfield Middle School recognises that assessment, recording and reporting are critical in improving pupil achievement and evaluating the quality of learning and teaching. We use formative and diagnostic assessment to identify strengths and targets and formal summative assessment to evaluate the levels of understanding pupils have attained.
The cycle of planning, teaching and assessing to inform the next planning cycle is central to best practice. High expectations and a challenging learning environment lead to success for the whole school community.
The aims of Highfield Middle School, where both staff and pupils value academic excellence, personal development and well-being are central to our Assessment, Recording and Reporting policy, which can be viewed below.
At Highfield we use a four point assessment scale in all subject areas throughout the school. Pupils receive assessments on a half-termly or termly basis dependent on subject. Please see the explanation of our assessment markers below, with a description of each.