As you may be aware, as part of changes to national assessment, Schools are now being asked to use our own methods of assessing pupils. Having used a new framework last academic year in R,Y1,3,4 and 5, we have decided to continue to use bands and steps as follows.

A band represents a year group. For example, band 1 is year 1. Within each band, there are 6 steps as follows:

Beginning (b)
Beginning plus (b+)
Working within (w)
Working within plus (w+)
Securing (s)
Securing plus (s+)

We expect pupils who are on track to meet national expectations to
1. Be securing + in the previous band by Christmas
2. Be beginning+ in the current band by Easter
3. Be Working within + by the summer

Assessment Guide for 2017-18