Assessment & Pupil Progress

At Highbury all aspects of school life are designed to inspire and engage pupils, through its personalised curriculum. To ensure outstanding quality of education, it is of critical importance that as a school, Highbury has “a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all learners, particularly the most disadvantaged and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) or high needs, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life” (Ofsted).

The roles of communication and engagement are key to all we do and underpin our approach to learning. It is the curriculum which drives teaching not the assessment. We have worked hard to design a curriculum which encompasses holistic approaches, engagement measures and key skills and knowledge from the early years and National Curriculum.

Our assessment systems are therefore designed as a meaningful and reflective approach to support teachers in planning the best route for each individual. The overarching vision is that assessment should be used as a supportive measure that allows all progress, no matter how small, to be demonstrated and for each pupil to keep moving forward in their learning, however that may look.