Stockport Learning Support Service

Supporting assessment

Assessment plays a crucial role in helping us to understand what pupils know and what they can do and allows us to explore the necessary next steps for an individual’s learning journey. Through this clear identification of a pupil’s skills, knowledge and understanding, we can work with them at the cutting edge of their learning, as well as sharing this information with others, such as parents and carers, teachers and teaching assistants (TAs) and Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs), who also support them.  In this way we can work collaboratively to monitor and review progress and to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and young people with additional needs. 

Here at LSS we have an assessment policy which is an integral part of our work and which works to ensure that a pupil’s attainment and skills are measured in the key areas of literacy, numeracy, memory, language development and processing, as well as considering holistic data such as attitude to learning, self-esteem and independence.    


More information on individual assessment systems such as initial diagnostic assessment, formative, summative and interim assessments, as well as assessment of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), can be found in the LSS Assessment policy (Click the link below to see our policies).

Stockport's SEND Standards


Stockport is proud to have developed a set of standards to track the progress of children and young people with SEND.

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