For pupils working significantly below Age Related Expectations (ARE) due to aspects/ attributes of SEND, we use PIVATS - alongside Big Strides books - to tailor the curriculum to the needs of the pupils. Through PIVATS, assessment is broken down into smaller, more achievable steps. Targets
Initially, teachers use the Pivats criteria to establish an accurate starting point (Pivats milestone) for each pupil. From here, appropriate targets can be set, informing ‘Big Strides’ targets and provision can be adapted to suit the needs of the pupils to ensure they are able to practise and improve on their targets.
This is an inclusive assessment method to ensure all pupils, regardless of their level of ability are able to have targets that are reasonable and achievable. It also informs teachers of the suitable progression of the core subjects, ensuring targets are suitable and progressive. (see SEND policy for more detailed information).