Recognising progress and achievement
This is done consistently on a daily basis (verbal/physical re-enforcement, i.e. ‘well done’, high fives), on a weekly basis with ‘Student of the week’, prizes at assembly etc. Teachers will inform each other of a student’s particular achievement and they will comment on it when they meet them.
Main assessment task/activities for evidence of learning
A lot of our evidence of learning is in the form of video and photographs. Each student has a folder for each year of the programme and written evidence is stored here also. A portfolio of learning is then collated for each student, with checklists of the learning outcomes and elements covered throughout the year—all with corresponding evidence including the progression pathway of a particular element at the beginning and end of the year. We also hold two IEP meetings each year, and every IEP is assessed and amended if necessary on a monthly basis.