Reporting to Parents / Carers

This is planned for throughout the year to inform parents/ carers of their child’s progress within the Department for Education guidelines. These reports are sent electronically.

In Year 7 and 8, staff complete two progress checks across the year which we report to parents/carers. These are in January and July of each year.

In Years 9 and 10 staff complete three progress checks across the year which we report to parents/carers. These are in November, March and July of each year.

In Year 11, staff complete two progress checks across the year which we report to parents/carers in November and February.

Behaviour for Learning

This is included in all our reports to parents. We report the number of achievement points, behaviour incidents and attitude to learning in each subject.

Achievement Points: Throughout the year, your child will receive merits for their effort and work. The achievement points show how many merits your child has been awarded since the start of the academic year.

Behaviour Incidents: This will give an indication as to the number of occasions a behaviour incident is recorded as part of the school’s Behaviour for Learning Policy.

Subject Attitude in Lessons and Homework: These measures indicate the amount of effort and level of contribution your child is making in lessons and in the completion of homework which has been set.

Grade What this looks like

Excellent

The student has exceeded our expectations and consistently demonstrated lifelong learning skills. They initiate learning discussions, works independently and reads around the subject. Seeks and actions feedback and supports others with their learning.

Good

This is the minimum we expect of our students. They make a regular contribution in class, complete tasks well, are prepared for lessons and respond well to feedback.

Requires Improvement

Behaviour for learning is below our expectations. They are involved in low level disruptions, make limited contribution in class and are not always prepared for lessons.

Urgent Action required

Behaviour for learning is considerably below our expectations. They receive behaviour sanctions for poor behaviour. They often do not complete work and disrupt the learning of others.

Subject Progress

At Key Stage 3, we report a student’s progress in each subject, which is based on their Key stage 2 attainment towards their agreed goals.

These are reported as Above Expected, Expected, Below Expected, Significantly Below Expected.

At Key Stage 4, we report a student’s Predicted grade in their final exams.

This indicates the level or grade that is currently predicted for your child based on the work that they have completed so far. A predicted grade is not a guaranteed result. Depending on the effort and work that your child puts in, they could achieve a lower or a much higher grade.

If you have any queries regarding your child’s report, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s tutor.

If your child has an Education Health Care Plan or is on the Record of Need and you have any queries, please contact Vikki Rolls, SENDCo.