Our Learning

Educational Aims for Our School

  • To promote the well-being of all the school through appropriate support and a positive ethos.
  • To challenge all in the school’s community to find and strive after the best.
  • To promote, through well-being and challenge, the achievement of all the school community to their full potential.


At East Stour Primary School we follow a system called ‘Assertive Mentoring’

The Aims of Assertive Mentoring are:

  • To raise standards for all
  • To motivate and involve children in their learning
  • To inform and involve parents in their child’s learning

Assertive Mentoring targets what a child can do, and what they need to do to move to make progress. It reflects the New Curriculum 2014 and allows teachers and children to set achievable targets each half term in: reading, writing and mathematics. The system facilitates sharing these targets with parents so that children can be helped to achieve even more quickly. Children know exactly what they need to learn in order to make progress.

Children are assessed against a Stage (for example Stage 1 for Year 1) which is then broken down into Emerging, Expected and Exceeding.

Assertive Mentoring is Based on a Colour Coding System

Green means that the child has met expectations in attainment, attitude, achievement and behaviour.

Yellow means that the child has nearly met expectations for learning

Red means that the child needs further support with meeting their targets in attainment, attitude and/or behaviour.

Key Stage 1 & 2 SATs

Standard Assessment takes place at the end of Year 2 and Year 6.

Key Stage 1 SATs

Each child is teacher assessed in Reading, Writing (including spelling and handwriting) and Mathematics. The child’s class teacher will set tasks to judge the level of ability your child is considered to be.

Key Stage 2 SATs

These take place in May. Pupils are externally assessed in Mathematics, Reading, Spelling/Punctuation/Grammar and teacher assessed in Writing.

Results of the latest tests can be found under the sub-section Ofsted and results.


East Stour Primary School,
Earlsworth Road,
TN24 0DW
01233 630820