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The reading culture will ensure that all pupils develop a life-long love of reading, whether it be for information, pleasure or other purposes. Pupils will be encouraged to respectfully express their opinions about a variety of texts through careful evaluation considering the context, purpose and audience.


Formative assessment takes place daily and helps teachers decide on what should be done next with pupils, how to adjust planning accordingly to meet the needs of the class and ensure progress.  These assessments allow teachers to understand how to support and extend children appropriately. 

Different forms of assessment at RPA include: 

  • Assessment for learning
  • Pupil voice 
  • Reactivate activities
  • Accelerated reader star assessment (1 per big term) 
  • Accelerated reader quizzes
  • Speed reading monitoring
  • Guided reading sessions 
  • PiXL reading tests
  • 1.1 reading 

Summative assessment takes place at the end of each term.  At the three assessment points, pupils also sit a standardised test so that gaps can be analysed. Children’s progress and attainment is discussed with senior leaders in pupil progress meetings.

At the end of Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils carry out statutory assessments in Reading indicating individual progress. 

In the Foundation Stage assessment is recorded in each child’s Assessment Profile.  


The Reading Lead and Senior Leadership team are responsible for the monitoring of redaing and the standards achieved by pupils. Monitoring takes the form of: 

 • Learning walks 

 • Book looks 

 • Data analysis 

 • Discussion with pupils and class teachers 

As an academy trust we are fortunate to be able to call on the support of other English leads and specialist teachers. Through moderation of planning, lessons and books, we can be sure that progress is made across all year groups. If progress is not being made, support is immediate, and steps are provided to ensure all pupils achieve and make progress.