The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. This includes Year R at Mayfield.
All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
Your child will mostly be taught through games and play.
The areas of learning are:
- communication and language
- physical development
- personal, social and emotional development
- understanding the world
- expressive arts and design
Their class teacher will assess them at the end of Year R. The assessment is based on classroom observation - your child won’t be tested. It uses the early learning goals, which can be found in the early years framework.
The phonics screening check is a quick and easy check of your child’s phonics knowledge. It helps your school confirm whether your child has made the expected progress in reading.
Your child will sit with a teacher he or she knows and be asked to read 40 words aloud.
Your child may have read some of the words before, while others will be completely new.
The check normally takes just a few minutes to complete and there is no time limit. If your child is struggling, the teacher will stop the check. The check is carefully designed not to be stressful for your child
Due to the pandemic, the statutory reporting of teacher assessment at the end of KS1 has been cancelled for the 2019-20 and 2020-21.
Usually, pupils in Year 2 take the key stage 1 (KS1) national curriculum tests, also known as SATs, in May. The child’s teacher will use the results of these tests, along with evidence they have seen in the classroom, to make a judgement about the pupil's progress and attainment. This overall picture is called a teacher assessment judgement.
Parents will receive a report the teacher assessment judgements for their child by the end of the summer term. You’ll receive judgements for your child in:
- English reading
- English writing
If your child is working below the overall standard of the key stage, or they have special educational needs, reporting will be different. You should speak to your child’s teacher for more information.
When making their teacher assessment judgements, teachers will assess your child’s work against a clearly defined framework.
For English reading, English writing and mathematics, each judgement reports if a pupil is:
- working towards the expected standard
- working at the expected standard
- working at greater depth within the expected standard
For science, the judgement will only report if a pupil is working at the expected standard.
Due to the pandemic, the 2021 Key SATs were cancelled. Therefore, Mayfield does not have any Key Stage 2 results to report.
Normally, pupils in year 6, at the end of key stage 2, will take national curriculum tests in English grammar, punctuation and spelling, English reading and mathematics in May. The tests help measure the progress pupils have made and identify if they need additional support in a certain area. The tests are also used to assess schools’ performance and to produce national performance data.
At the end of the summer term, parents receive test results for:
- English grammar, punctuation and spelling
- English reading
As there is no test for English writing, this will be reported as a teacher assessment judgement. This is a judgement teachers will make, based on your child’s work at the end of key stage 2. You will also receive a teacher assessment judgement for science.
Due to the pandemic and the cancellation of exams, schools are not required to publish their exam and assessment results from 2019-2020 or 2020-21 academic years as these have not been published as performance measures by the Secretary of State.
The latest complete set of Key Stage 4 examination results are 2019. The 2019 headline results for Mayfield School were:
|Achievement 8 Score||41.3|
Progress 8 Score
% achieving an 5-9 grade in English and Maths
|% entered for the English Baccalaureate||12%|
% achieving the English Baccalaureate
|Ebacc Average Points Score||3.34|
|% of Year 11 students continuing in education or training, based on 2019 cohort||92%|
Schools performance tables can be viewed here.
Information on the destination of leavers: Information for 2016/17 leavers (latest available)
|Number of Pupils||Any sustained education or employment||Any sustained education destination||Further education college or other FE provider||Sixth form college||Sustained apprenticeships|
For more information, please visit the government site, here.