How is your child doing?

To find out how we assess your child please click here – Assessment at the Mill

Target Tracker

All schools in TKAT use Target Tracker to record assessments of the children. We also complete a maths and reading test 3 times a year. Children are regularly assessed in phonics (sounds of letters) and, when they can read more fluently, using Accelerated Reader.

The expectations for staff are embedded in their Performance Management. Expected progress is 6 steps per year; good progress is 6.3 steps, outstanding progress is 7 steps.

Target Tracker (TT) is organised into a ‘band’ for each year group (Year 1 = Band 1, Year 2 = Band 2, etc) and within each band there are three ‘steps’ which are used to show progress over the year – beginning (B), within expectation (W) , secure at expectation (S). These are then broken down further into 6 overall steps: B, B+, W, W+, S, S+.

Three times a year we complete and share the data in this format.  This year we are trialling a new system of marking and feedback and are ensuring the assessment from all our subjects feeds directly in to learning for the children. There are exciting curriculum and assessment developments as we introduce new ideas and train staff on different subjects.

Our first parents evening of the year focused on reading solely as we know it is the bedrock of future success in education.


Look below for the bands that correspond to the year group that your child is in. These are the end of year expectations for your child and the year group they are in.

Year 1 – Reading * Writing * Maths

Year 2 – Reading * Writing * Maths

Year 3 – Reading * Writing * Maths

Year 4 – Reading * Writing * Maths

Year 5 – Reading * Writing * Maths

Year 6 – Reading * Writing * Maths

Our curriculum is bespoke to us and is driven by the fact that we want children to leave the Mill secure in their own identity; familiar with their own community and sense of family; skilled in making connections with friends and the wider world.
Pupil Premium
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities. We continuously reflect on the best practice there is available in order to have the greatest impact.
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