Primary Advantage commissioned the building of an online tracker that includes the features offered by commercial providers. It is designed directly in line with our Fundamentals approach to assessment and as a result is built on strong pedagogical foundations.
The Fundamentals have been developed to embody the core principles set out by the DfE and provide a model that can equip schools to successfully assess children beyond levels and record progress from the Reception baseline to Year 6. The Fundamentals are based upon the National Curriculum statutory outcomes for Year 2, 4, 6 and advised outcomes for 1, 3, 5. Therefore in each year and core subject there is a clear assessment criteria.
There is an individual tracking tool for reading, writing and maths which enables teachers and leaders to track progress from Year 1 to Year 6. In each subject and in each year there are a set of clear objectives that a child must learn to be ready to access the next year of study. Further, the objectives have been deliberately presented within circles to highlight the cycles of learning and move away from a purely linear view of learning and progression. Our mastery model is based upon consolidation, revisiting and expansion of skills and knowledge.
With the exception of children with complex SEND needs, it is our ambition and belief that all children should achieve all of the objectives within each year and subject: therefore securing the fundamentals.