At Milestone Academy we set challenging but personalised targets for all of our pupils taking into account their age and starting point. We closely monitor progress throughout the year and formally record progress six times a year. This enables us to quickly identify when a target needs to be changed, if it has been met, or adjusted if it is proving to be too challenging. This allows us to make sure that pupils are always making the best possible progress.
In September 2015 we introduced a new target setting and assessment system called Pupil Asset. In collaboration with many other Kent Special Schools we have developed and are now using Pupil Asset because it enables us to set targets and track progress for our pupils and then make a robust and rigorous analysis of pupil progress using information collected over several years by local special schools.
Alongside measuring progress in English and maths we also record Personal, Social and Physical (PSP) progress. For many of our pupils PSP progress is at least as important as progress in English and maths so we track progress and agree strategies in these areas to promote the best possible outcomes.