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Learner assessment is fundamental to safe and effective practice. By collecting and collating baseline data, staff are able to create accurate and stretching individual educational plans and qualification pathways for each young person. Learner progression is monitored continuously and reported on a six-weekly and termly basis.

A holistic multi-disciplinary assessment tool is used to ensure a systematic process of identifying the strengths and needs relating to a young person, in order to decide on appropriate further action.

Key Stages 1 and 2

Baseline and ongoing assessments include behaviour risk assessments in accordance with the include SPINE programme (Supporting Positive Interventions in Education), Boxall Profiles, Vernon Spelling Tests, Salford Reading Tests, Phonics and teacher assessments against national curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) levels.

Key Stages 3 and 4

Baseline and ongoing assessments include behaviour risk assessments, Wide Range Achievement Test 4 (WRAT4) and Wide Range Intelligence Test (WRIT) assessments, BKSB Functional Skill Tests, and teacher assessments against national curriculum and GCSE levels. These can be supplemented with additional assessments where appropriate, such as dyslexia screening.

Following assessment, baseline information is generated and Individual Educational and Care Plans developed for each learner. From these plans, educational and personal aspirations, goals and achievements are defined and improvements monitored for each individual.


Using the comprehensive data collated (both baseline data and progress data), we are able to offer commissioners and schools in-depth and robust data reports on the progress and achievements of each individual they have referred and of cohorts of young people.

Reports can include information on demographics, attendance, behavioural progression, attainment progression, risk factors, offending behaviour, substance misuse (if appropriate) and destinations.