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What should we include in a formal assessment?

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What should we include in a formal assessment?

Formal assessments are written at the end of Terms 3 and 6.

A detailed evaluative statement should be written for each of the Teacher standards. It is not sufficient to write – ECT has met TS 1.

Below is an example of an evaluative statement that meets the minimum standard:

TS 1

Helen always sets high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students, for example, her year 10 group have been very engaged in the current topic and assessments demonstrate that many students have produced work of a very high standard.  Students in her classes say they feel challenged by their work and feel safe to make contributions. Throughout the year, pupils have been observed working in her classroom safely and with enthusiasm and when some pupils have occasionally struggled to do this, Helen has sought advice from colleagues about how best to deal with the situation.  She has trialled different approaches to find what works for her.   


Jo is planning and teaching daily lessons; she is currently developing her use of pace and working on the balance between continuous provision and focussed learning activities. Lesson Observation feedback – Jo had set up a variety of activities in different areas that were all linked to the central theme; they were appropriately challenging and engaging. She also used a book as the hook for the lesson, which worked brilliantly. Jo has worked closely with her mentor to refine planning systems and processes in line with the whole school approach; she also learnt a great deal from observing another Reception teacher in one of our other trust schools.

The induction tutor should also list the evidence used to inform the recommendation for each of the standards.  This should be a list of, for example, dates of lesson observations, meeting notes, Teachers’ Standards Evidence Form, lesson plans etc.

The AB would not expect the same list of evidence for each standard. This would not be appropriate for every standard.

See below some examples of evidence

TS6 Evidence

Completed baseline assessments. 20.9.22

Use of formative assessments identified during observations.

Phonics assessments completed and children grouped accordingly. 05.10.22

Pupil Progress Meetings – October and December 2022

WELLCOMM screening check (training and implementation). 01.12.22

TS3 Evidence

Book Looks 09.12.22

Lesson Observations 30.11.22 & 3.11.22

RWI Coaching

Learning Work

Reflection log

SEND Review 24.11.22

Curriculum leader observations 05.12.22

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