10th October 2016
At Pencalenick we have created our own bespoke assessment tool to capture social and emotional development under the headings of Independence, Communication and Emotions (ICE), these aspects will be graded on a points scale. Our new system will become part of our SIMs database, an electronic system that records a range of information. Each term tutors will assess where individuals are against the ICE criteria; over time as the pupils develop their skills, progress will be shown. This will allow us to capture social and emotional progression for our pupils – enabling staff to develop a detailed picture of pupils that could be seen to develop overtime. Greater understanding of the abilities of students, trends in development and barriers will then be captured and a pool of knowledge developed to enhance our teaching practice.