The combination of educational data and our personal knowledge and understanding of each child in our care, ensures a solid foundation for smooth transition throughout the Old Vicarage School.
At each transition at OVS there is a gradual transition to the next stage of their education. Class Teachers in Key Stage 1 link with the Early Years teachers to ensure a full transition takes place. This is one of the most significant where the focus of education moved from Child lead to teacher led activities.
Pupils in Reception will spend time with their new teachers during transition mornings to help them prepare for Year 1. There are many aspects of the curriculum which form a natural link from Early Years learning styles, offering children many creative opportunities to learn both in and outside the classroom.
Every child’s progress is carefully tracked and monitored through the Tapestry online learning journal. Each parent has an individual login and can contribute to their child’s learning as well as monitor their progress remotely. We have extended the Tapestry system all the way to Year 6 resulting in every child having an online record of their progress throughout their OVS career.
The children have a personalised ongoing tracking document called The Rainbow Tracker. This charts their progress throughout their time at OVS, containing data from their standardised scores collected at regular intervals through their school years.