Assessment and Reporting
Our Assessment, Recording and Reporting (ARR) processes ensure that:
- Assessment provides students with information about where they are now, where they are able to get to and how to get there
- Assessment is formative and summative; frequent and robust; based on evidence
- Student progress is effectively tracked through regular, meaningful and accurate assessment
- Data is robust and based upon teacher professional judgment supported by clearly identified assessment tasks that have clear criteria focused on KS3 levels, or KS4 specification objectives
- Parents and carers receive good quality, and regular assessment information, which is easily understood
- Staff receive information that helps to inform their teaching, tutorship and intervention, and identify areas for school development
- Teacher workload is reduced and duplication is avoided
- Recording provides data for tracking and monitoring
- Recorded data is analysed for intervention and mentoring purposes
- Reporting provides truthful information for students and parents that is frequent and meaningful
Reporting to parents - Student Progress Reviews (SPRs) and Consultation Evenings
Parents are kept informed of their child's progress through the termly reporting system (half termly for Year 10 and 11) known as a Student Progress Review. Teachers are asked to comment on a student's progress towards aspirational targets. The Parent Friendly Calendar shows the frequency and timing of the SPRs.
Parent/Carer Consultation Evenings are held once a year for each year group; this gives parents/carers an opportunity to meet with the subject teachers to discuss how well their child is making progress. Parents/Carers can contact their child's teachers at any time if they wish to discuss progress. Teachers can be contacted by phone via reception or by e-mail.