Assessment and Reporting
Our aim is to work in partnership with parents/carers by producing regular updates on student progress which provides the relevant information needed for parents/carers to support their children in reaching their full potential.
We are ambitious for all of our students to excel, so targets are set with this in mind. Also, a key measure for student performance is the amount of progress made by a student from Key Stage 2 (end of primary) to Middle Years (GCSE) and in the Sixth Form, from Middle Years to Upper Years (A Level). Therefore, the targets we set students challenge them to achieve their very best. Students are set initial targets during the first half of the autumn term, which are then reviewed and amended where appropriate throughout the year/course of study. At all Years, targets are based on Fisher Family Trust (FFT) estimates. FFT is a company who provide high quality performance data to help support schools in target setting and evaluation. Students are set challenging targets based upon FFT 20% estimates, which compares the past performance of similar students based on prior attainment, who ultimately achieved in the top 20% nationally for their ability.
Lower Years (Years 7 and 8)
Middle Years (Years 9 to 11)
Upper Years (Years 12 and 13)
For all Years, students and parents/carers are informed of subject target grades via Edulink. Target grades are also indicated on progress reviews x 3 per academic year.
Parents/carers are kept informed of student progress throughout the academic year in the following ways:
- Three progress reviews per year with approximately one produced per term
- One parents/carers evening
- Edulink One
Dates for the assessment calendar are indicated on the school calendar on the website.
Progress reviews provide a general overview of a student's progress. For each subject area the following information is provided:
- An indication of a student’s behaviour for learning. Separate grades are given for both Attitude and Organisation using the following grades – O = Outstanding, G = Good, I = Inconsistent and P = Poor.
- Target grade (see above).
- The predicted grade gives an indication of the end grade a student in the lower years, middle and upper years, is likely to achieve if they continue making the same progress to date.
The dates for Parents/Carers evenings are available on the school calendar. You will receive communication from the school to advise you when to book your appointment for your child's Parents/Carers evening. We have an intuitive and easy to use online appointment booking system. SchoolCloud Parents Evening allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers, and you will receive an email confirming your appointments. Please click on the button below to arrange a parents evening appointment.
Parents/carers can also track student progress via Edulink One. Parents/carers of all students are provided with a unique username and password which gives access to the following information about their child:
- Merit marks
- Behaviour marks
- Progress reviews and reports
- General student information i.e. home address and contact telephone numbers
If parents/carers have not received login details or have any problems logging on then please contact the school office for assistance.
If you have any questions or feedback about our assessment and reporting procedures please contact the school office or email email@example.com