If you had completely free rein, but needed to formally assess a child’s progress on an annual basis, how would you do it? I am a (now unemployed) secondary maths teacher teaching my 9 year autistic child at home due to his severe school phobia. He has significant special needs but also a very spiky profile due to severely impaired language/communication skills but above age typical cognitive skills. I am teaching all over the curriculum from early years to KS2. It is highly individual and atypical. It is going extremely well, but as ever I need to prove this. I personally feel that in terms of assessment, the new curriculum completely overlooked children with special needs and is not fit for purpose for them. I feel much more comfortable using the old NC levels - but is this just familiarity? Is there a better way? I do need to demonstrate in a quantifiable way the progress he is making for outside purposes but to my mind I can do it anyway I like. I don’t mind spending time on it - I only have one child - but If I have to do something, I want it to be meaningful. What do you suggest? Outside the box responses welcome! Apologies if I am not completely au fait with the correct jargon but hopefully you know what I mean.