Assessment at Old Hall

Assertive Mentoring and the National Curriculum at Old Hall


The Assertive Mentoring system is used at Old Hall and  we have implemented it across the school in Mathematics and writing (spelling, grammar and punctuation and composition). We are using the statements to assess reading progress. 


Assertive Mentoring is a system which allows us to track children’s’ progress and sets challengin targets. It provides us with a detailed breakdown of what the children can do and clearly identifies what they need to do next to move their learning on.


Each week the children will complete a basic skills check in mathematics and areas which need developing will be taught during the week. On Friday the children will come home with this check so that you can work with them to develop their skills. Prompt sheets explaining the methods used in school can be found in the Maths or English page of our website.


The spelling lists for each year group can also be found on your child's class page. Weekly spelling lists which include homework will be sent home on Monday to be tested the following Monday. Some ideas to make learning spellings fun and interactive can also be found in the English folder.

As we develop this system we will send out more details. Assertive Mentoring helps us to provide appropriate challenge or support and helps you to see what you can do to support and encourage your child at home.


If you have any queries about the Assertive Mentoring, please feel free to contact the school.


Mr Chase (Assessment Co-ordinator) and Mrs Coop (Assistant Headteacher)