Inclusive Primary School assessment for children working at Age Related Expectations and those with SEND

Inclusive assessment

  • Track and analyse progress for EVERY child
  • Use one system to assess ALL pupils and identify next steps
  • Quickly and easily track primary assessment steps for pupils working at ARE
  • Demonstrate small steps of progress made by pupils with SEND
  • Generate comparable data for pupils working at ARE and those with SEND
  • FREE online training and FREE support to help your primary school get up and running quickly and easily
  • Watch our Introduction to Connecting Steps video to see for yourself…
Easy inclusive primary school assessment

How Connecting Steps can help

Connecting Steps is designed to make assessment and tracking progress easier. So that you can spend time doing what you do best – teaching!

  • No need to run more than one assessment system
  • Quicker and easier analysis of ALL pupils’ progress
  • Identify gaps and pupils’ next steps quickly and easily
  • Demonstrate whole school progress
  • Multiple assessment frameworks to cover pupils working at age related expectations and those with SEND across Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Connecting Steps works differently to other school assessment systems. Instead of teachers giving a level at the end of each year, the focus is on continuous assessment to help pupils achieve their full potential.

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Primary School assessment challenges

inclusive primary school assessment

Assessment in Primary Schools has become more and more complex and challenging.

  • There are more children with SEND in mainstream primaries
  • A wide range of abilities are taught in 1 classroom
  • Teachers are striving to identify gaps and differentiate teaching – but this can be very challenging
  • Schools often end up working with more than 1 assessment system to track the progress of ALL their pupils – 1 for children working at Age Related Expectations and another for those with special needs

Our Connecting Steps software simplifies assessment for Primary Schools, saving time and money for your school. Record all your pupils’ achievements in one easy to use inclusive system. Analyse progress and identify next steps for a full range of abilities. Demonstrate whole school progress quickly and easily.

Is it time to rethink your Primary School assessment?

Does this sound like your school?

  • Wasting lots of time and money using two assessment systems?
  • Spending a huge amount of time trying to analyse pupil progress from different assessment systems?
  • Working with complex assessment systems that are difficult to master?

Find out more about the advantages of using one inclusive assessment system like Connecting Steps, instead of running two or more assessment systems for children of different abilities in your school. Book a FREE, no obligation online meeting with us.


What do Teachers think?

Clearly track, monitor and report on pupil progress

“Connecting Steps enables our teachers to clearly track, monitor and report on pupil progress at all levels of attainment without the traditional accompanying reams of paper and hours of filling it in.”

Brandon Mills

Deputy Headteacher, Brookfields School

Crucial in securing our outstanding OFSTED rating

“Connecting Steps helped us strengthen our assessment procedures and tighten our planning. It was crucial in securing our outstanding OFSTED Inspection!”

Lisa Bird

Headteacher, Elmsleigh Infant & Nursery School

A great evaluation tool

“Connecting Steps is a great evaluation tool. In a quick glance, you can see the progress a child makes. It is easy to use and quick to get a progress update.”

Jacqui A


Find out more about quick and easy inclusive assessment for ALL Primary School pupils

Early Years

Are you looking for EYFS assessment based on the Early Years Foundation Stage 2021?

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Can you quickly and easily show progress for ALL pupils using your current assessment system?

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Are you struggling to show progress for your pupils with Special Needs?

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Inclusive Assessment for Pupils of ALL Abilities

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Individual assessment grid
Group Assessment

Connecting Steps includes a range of great features to speed up assessment and simplify analysis of ALL pupils’ progress in your Primary School

Our assessment frameworks cover Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
EYFS MainstreamEYFS SENDPrimary MainstreamPrimary SEND

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Why book a FREE online meeting?

Simply choose a convenient time slot from the available appointments

Online meetings take approx 30 minutes and you’re under no obligation. Our expert will share their screen with you and talk through how to use Connecting Steps.
So, grab a coffee and get ready to learn how to plan, track and monitor your pupils’ progress and make assessment quick and easy.

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