Scholar Reports And Assessments
Our reporting system has been designed to give parents regular information that is easy to understand and ensures scholars are effectively supported to make the best possible progress they can.
A key feature of our reporting schedule is Interim Reports which are provided on a regular basis (typically every 8-12 weeks). These reports use at least three checkpoint (assessment) tasks to check how well scholars can apply the skills and knowledge they have been taught recently. These are low-stakes assessments shared with scholars and parents.
Checkpoint tasks appear in a range of formats depending on the subject and the content being taught. A task might be:
- A lesson-based task for which no homework was given but following feedback an opportunity is given to improve their mark; the improved mark being used for the assessment score.
- An assessed homework using an examination-style question to assess their understanding and ability to apply their learning.
- A spelling test for which their homework may well have been to learn the words and for which they will receive a score out of 10.
- A practical activity which is assessed in the lesson
All scholars take the same checkpoint tasks in the same way to allow a direct comparison of their performance with the rest of the year group or tier of entry. This allows each scholar’s progress against their target grades to be monitored and allows the Academy to support scholars who are not making adequate progress given their ability.
Once a year we report home on Key Assessments. These are higher stakes assessments done in test conditions and mirror the end of course exams that scholars will ultimately have to face in Year 11. These Key Assessments are a summary test of the key skills, knowledge and understanding covered in the year up to that stage.
A detailed annual report is sent home to parents once a year. The report assesses each scholar’s overall academic performance alongside their wider involvement in the Academy and suggest ways in which they can further improve.
We offer two opportunities to meet with your child’s teachers through a video-call system called School Cloud. We encourage everyone to attend the first evening in the year but the second evening will be more targeted to those scholars whose progress is causing a particular concern, whose parents will be specifically invited, in order that we can look together at the support in place and ensure that better progress is made going forward.
Further information and dates for our Progress Evenings can be found here
Routines for Learning
You can download a copy of our routines for learning here.