Assessment at Spa School
Pupils make excellent progress at Spa. We know because we have created an assessment package with many different elements that measures the progress and development of the whole student. This allows us to develop a deep knowledge of each student’s progress at an incredibly individual level. We are careful to use assessments that help pupils to embed knowledge and to transfer what they have learnt to practical, real life situations. Our assessments help teachers produce clear next steps for each pupil. Parents and carers are involved in many stages of the assessment process, helping us to develop a clear picture of each pupil’s strengths and needs outside of the school environment.
We use the following assessment tools to assess the progress of our students:
Bsquared Small Steps
Used to measure the progress that students make across the National Curriculum Subjects
Used to allow the bench-marking of attainment and progress for both individual pupils and groups within the school to help teachers to set individual student targets
Used to help to assess the impact of each student’s autism
Students are set IEP targets to address their communication, independence and aspiration goals. These are personal to each student and where necessary, draw upon targets in student’s EHC plans.
Outcomes are shared with teachers so that they can be incorporated into the curriculum for each individual student. Progress towards these is measured annually.
Speech and Language Targets
Set by our Speech and Language therapists, shared with class teams and reviewed regularly.
Occupational Therapist Targets
Set by our Occupational Therapists, shared with class teams and reviewed regularly.
Take a look at our most recent progress data here.