At Oakfield Park school have been working alongside West Leeds SILC to introduce "Learning Journeys" to assess our students without levels. We use the software "Evidence for Learning", which is IPad based, to capture evidence and assess it using a points score. There is also a traffic light system which records additional factors which can impact on our students progress.
The main Learning Journey Pathways assess English and Maths (see PDF documents below for more details)
Additional Learning Journey Pathways can run alongside the main Learning Journey the students are on.
- Stomping on - has a focus on behaviour which assesses our students with social, emotional and mental health needs in the same system. (BOXALL Profile statements have been integrated into this Learning Journey.)
- Marching on - has a focus on Independence - we are currently using Time and Money (Post 16 will be looking to further develop independence Journeys).
- SCERTS® Model is a research-based educational approach and multidisciplinary framework that directly addresses the core challenges faced by children and persons with ASD and related disabilities, and their families. SCERTS® focuses on building competence in Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support. (We have 1 class teacher currently looking further into this)
It allows us as a school to decide which Learning Journey Pathway the students should follow and from here we can decide on the rate of progress the student should make. We are currently trialling the system with 5 groups of students and with aim to trial with all 17 groups during the summer term. Our aim is for Learning Journeys to be implemented fully as our assessment system from September 2019. During this trial period we will still be assessing our students using BSquared and CASPA.
More information on the Learning Journey Pathways is in the PDF documents below: