"Pupils clearly take pride in their work, and their books typically indicate an appropriate level of challenge in all of their subjects" - Ofsted 2018
Every time you receive a report, you will receive at least two types of information for each subject taken by your son/daughter.
1. Learner characteristics
We have identified three key characteristics of students who make great progress in their learning, namely:
- Attitude to learning;
- Homework quality;
- Quality of work.
We believe that students’ development of these skills is of great importance in determining their future progress and attainment, as well as preparing them for life beyond school. In each report you will receive a number for each learner characteristic for each subject, with a table that states what that number means. The assessment is coded 1 -5 but it is very important that you consider what the number means regarding your child’s learning, rather than seeing it as a score: if a child does not achieve a 4 or 5, it does not mean they are under-achieving. You can see the full definitions in the table below.
2a. Current Mark
In Years 7 and 8, and some courses in Year 9, your child will have a mark based on expected progress.
We use the following grades, based on how the student is meeting the term's objective in each subject.
|EEP||Exceeding Expected Progress|
|WEP||Working Towards Expected Progress|
|BEP||Below Expected Progress|
2b. Working At Grade and Most Likely Grade
In some courses in Year 9, and all courses in Year 10, 11, 12, and 13, your child will have two grades per subject.
The Working at Grade is a reflection of what grade the student would receive if they sat their GCSE, A-Level, or BTEC exam during the term in which the report is given.
The Most Likely Grade shows what grade might be achieved at the end of the course (exam or coursework-based) at the current rate of progress. It is not a target grade and may change from term to term.
3. Mock Grades or Current Assessment
In some terms, your child may have a grade from a mock exam or other current assessment (such as a UCAS predictor exam) on their report alongside their learner characteristics and current working grades.
This section is due to be revised Autumn 2021.
The aim of our parent/student portal is to give you a clearer and more detailed view of your child’s school life and to ensure you are as engaged and up-to-date as you would like to be. We give access to the portal to families of new students who join the school.
The parent/student portal gives you access to a range of information about your child(ren) and allows you to see:
- An overview and breakdown of their attendance.
- Their weekly timetable and what lesson they are in at any point during the day.
- Their achievement points (called House Points) and any detentions they have. You will also be able to view a log of any behaviour incidents.
- Reports - rather than relying on students bringing home a paper copy.
You will also be able to update:
- Your personal records - letting us know about changes to phone numbers/email.
- Some of your child’s records - letting us know of any new or changed medical conditions and dietary requirements.
We have linked the User Guide below to support you.