Assertive mentoring is a system whereby all children across the school from Year 1 to Year 6 are set individual targets in Writing and Mathematics. It also provides a framework by which children’s reading, writing and Mathematics can be assessed. Half termly assessments take place and are levelled against the Assertive Mentoring criteria.
After the assessments each half term the children have personal ten minute interviews with their class teacher to discuss whether they have achieved these targets and what they need to do next. Each child is set 3 realistic targets for both writing and mathematics. After the individual Assertive Mentoring meetings are completed copies of the child’s new targets are put into their books, filed in their assertive mentoring folder and sent home to keep parents informed of their child’s progress. This also gives parents the opportunity to help their child at home to achieve some of their targets eg learning times tables, fluency with reading etc. The children’s progress is closely monitored and assessed throughout the term. Work is then targeted appropriately for each child/group of children to enable them to meet their targets.