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St Simon Stock Catholic School

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Assessment of Learning

We believe that children learn best when they:


  • Are interested and motivated
  • Achieve success and gain approval
  • Are clear about expectations in their work and behaviour
  • Are given appropriate tasks
  • Feel valued, secure and confident
  • Are challenged and stimulated
  • Receive feedback about their performance

Formative Assessment


Formative assessment, also known as assessment for learning, is a method of assessing pupils while learning is happening rather than at the end of a topic or sequence of lessons (summative assessment). 

At St Simon Stock formative assessment can be conducted through a variety of methods, such as targeted questioning in the lesson by the teacher, exit questions and recap starter activities, or peer and self-assessment that promotes reflection and the sharing of knowledge.   

It is integrated and ongoing, moving away from marks, grades and levels. A key principle of this style of assessment is that, in evaluating the comprehension levels and learning needs of students, teachers can amend and tailor their approach in future and address misconceptions promptly.

Mid Task Formative Assessment

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.