At Devonshire we aim for all our children to be the best that they can be. We cater for the needs of all the children in our school and ensure that they have the opportunities and support needed to aim for success.
Devonshire has a very experienced staff and a variety of resources to support children who may need additional help in a specific area of the curriculum, such as those children who have special educational needs or those children whose first language is not English. We also use additional resources to support those children who are more able in a specific area of the curriculum.
When the children reach the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 6) their levels of achievement in English, maths and science are assessed and reported to parents summarising their levels of achievement in these subjects.
In Key Stage 1 the children are assessed based on the teacher's assessment of their levels of achievement in each area. In Key Stage 2 the children receive 2 levels for Reading, Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation and Maths. One level is based on their score in the national assessment tests (SATs) and another is based on the teacher's assessment of their levels of achievement by the end of Year 6. Science and Writing are assessed by teacher assessment only.
These formal assessments are in addition to the constant ongoing assessments made by staff throughout each working day.