Most of the students (excluding Nursery) at Stubbin Wood School and Nursery are assessed against the Wilson Stuart P Steps which can be mapped against National Curriculum Year Group expectations all the way through to GCSE grades. However, as a platform SOLAR also gives us access to additional more bespoke assessment systems such as MSI Victoria for our pupils with multiple sensory impairments.
Within School our main assessment system is also supported by a range of other assessment systems (some of which have been created in-house) which allow us to track the progress of our students across a range of different aspects.
All new pupils are baselined within 4 weeks of joining Stubbin Wood School and Nursery, across all areas of the curriculum including the foundation subjects.
Children in Nursery have their baseline assessments completed within the first two to three weeks of education (depending upon attendance and circumstance). Assessments in Nursery are ongoing and are undertaken in a range of ways, including both formal and informal observations. We assess and record the majority of observations using the online TAPESTRY system. All key workers also ensure one long observation is undertaken every term (6 a year) on every child and assessed to include next steps in learning. Children are assessed using the standard EYFS grids and the DCC small steps assessments where appropriate.
Please follow the link below to access our performance table information:
However please note that at the current time our latest data can be found by accessing the link below as we converted to an academy in June 2020:
Please note when viewing our 16-18 provision information that our students undertake final accreditation in Year 14 (age 19) rather than Year 13 (age 18).
Progress towards targets is monitored throughout the year with support being provided for any pupil who is under achieving. Monitoring of progress also allows us to identify our students who are making above expected rates of progress so that we can ensure they are provided with enhanced provision to hone their skill and knowledge as much as possible within identified subject areas.
We use the assessment information we gather to plan appropriate next steps and support our students to reach their potential.