At Sladewood Academy we pride ourselves on developing pupils to reach their potential and maximise their level of achievement in all aspects of their education. Each pupil has their own targets for each core subject and personal development which are monitored, measured and recorded by our highly skilled teaching staff.

Teachers currently assess and record the progression of all pupils in each subject using specifically designed assessment program tailored to our curriculum.  Progress in skills and knowledge is recorded in great detail and reports can be generated and shared with parents during review meetings.

Each pupil has a set of targets to support the achievement of their Educational, Health and Care Plan objectives. Targets are set in consultation with parents and carers in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy, and Personal and Social development. Pupils are encouraged to know and understand their targets.


Sladewood Academy has a bespoke assessment system based on our students’ individual strengths and needs.  We are dedicated to support children in acquiring basic functional skills which prepare them for their next steps in education. We are highly committed to enabling children to become more independent, confident with a sense of self worth to enable them to access the next steps for their personal journey.


At Sladewood Academy we ensure teaching, learning and assessment enables each child to access the highest level of personal achievement.  To ensure this happens we regularly monitor our strategies & activities, so that we are in a position to make a judgement about how effective these have been.  This gives us information on which we can base future decisions regarding the curriculum, teaching & learning.

Monitoring & Evaluation Document


All pupils at Sladewood Academy have particular learning difficulties, and we are very proud of all their achievements.

Those who are able to access statutory tests are will be entered for them. These include:

  • Reception Baseline Assessment
  • Phonics Screening (Year 1 & 2).
  • Average Scaled Scores in Reading and Maths

As a newly opened school in September 2023, we do not have any previous data for these areas.


Parents and carers and invited to two annual learning conversations where progress is discussed. There is also a mid-year phone call to discuss progress in our core subjects following a data drop from teachers.

A detailed annual year report will be sent out at the end of the summer term. This will provide a summary of how each child has progressed in each subject with a teacher and senior leader comment.

Progression is also discussed during the pupil’s annual Education, Health and Care Plan meeting.


The achievement of individual pupils is celebrated throughout the year during our celebration assemblies. Pupils always have opportunities to achieve a prize or certificate for a range of activities, such as kind acts, exceptional effort or improvement, participation and contribution, sporting achievement, art and performance, excellent attendance, good citizenship to name but a few.

Some pupils may also be selected to attend inter school or community events where their achievements are also acknowledged.

Government's School Performance Tables