Netherleigh and Rossefield School

Netherleigh And Rossefield Childrens Section


Subject Areas


English is taught as a separate subject and as mentioned above is concerned with developing pupils’ communication skills and increasing children’s command of language through listening, speaking, reading and writing.


This area helps pupils to make calculations, to understand and appreciate relationships and patterns in number and space and to develop  their capacity to think logically and express themselves clearly. Their knowledge and understanding of mathematics will be developed in a variety of ways, including practical activity, exploration and discussion.


This area is concerned with increasing pupil’s knowledge and understanding of nature, materials and forces and with developing the skills associated with science as a process of enquiry: for example, observing, forming hypotheses, conducting experiments and recording their findings.


Computing is taught as a separate subject to all pupils from Year 1 onwards and pupils have a half hour lesson each week.
We believe that Computing has a role in all areas of the curriculum and the teacher liaises with staff to ensure he supports their work.


This area is concerned with people and with their environment, and how human action, now and in the past, has influenced events and conditions. The subjects of history and geography make the strongest contribution to this area but PSHCE lessons, assemblies and visiting speakers also contribute.


PSHCE is taught in a timetable slot in each class. There are constant opportunities to cover aspects of PSHCE in other lessons and in other aspects of school life away from the taught curriculum


This area aims to develop the pupil’s physical control and co-ordination as well as their tactical skills and imaginative responses, and to help them to evaluate and improve their performance. Pupils should acquire knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of fitness and health.

Creative Arts

This area is concerned with the processes of making, composing and inventing. There are aesthetic and creative aspects of all subjects, but some make a particularly strong contribution, including art, music, drama and the study of literature, because they call for personal, imaginative and often practical.


Record Keeping

Assessment and record keeping are closely linked. The records kept by teachers can focus on the needs of the individual child.
The observable outcomes are measured on a short term and long term basis.
Records can identify results from assessments to show strengths and weaknesses.

Data from our records is used to report to parents. Full reports are sent at the end of the Summer term. Interim reports are sent in October, December and March and a half yearly report is sent in February.
Academic information in the form of a reference is passed on to other school when children move there.

The records provide feedback to pupils and teachers for discussion.

Test results inform teachers of children who may be under-performing and those working at a very high level: it may be possible to identify gifted children as well as children with special educational needs, or those who are under achieving.

Records provide evidence which can be used as a basis for discussion with parents.

Staff discuss pupils progress at a parents evening in the Autumn term with an optional evening in the Summer term.¬† These discussions are outlined in the assessment policy. Essentially all information about each pupil including teacher marks, end of topic tests, exam results, teacher’s opinion and general feelings about a pupil and their Maths and English standardised scores aswell as their behaviour and attendance at school are discussed.

Progress Measurement

Children’s progress is monitored in 3 different ways