Assessment needs to be effective in assessing pupil’s journey through the school curriculum. It shouldn’t be designed to fit an ‘idea’ of what a school thinks an inspector wants to see.

Inspectors will use the following to judge the effectiveness of assessment and whether it is having an impact on pupil’s learning:

  • Lesson observations
  • Pupil’s work
  • Discussion with pupils and teachers
  • School records

You don’t need to see vast amounts of data, spreadsheets, charts & graphs!

OFSTED recognise that in the upcoming year schools are in different stages of developing assessment and will take this into account when monitoring progress of their pupils.