We have changed the way the half termly reports tell you whether your child is “on track” to meet their end of course target. All student reports for 2015/2016 (from year 7 to 13) will use the same terminology to report on student progress against their individual subject targets, using the grid below:
|Excelling||Above what is expected of you||5 levels of progress or above|
|Advancing||What is expected of you||4 levels of progress|
|Securing||Approaching what you are capable of||3 levels of progress|
|Developing||Below what you are capable of||2 level of progress or below|
All students will have targets to challenge them to make good progress. These reflect their starting points, and in particular, the levels they achieved in English and Mathematics at the end of primary school. Due to the changing national expectations, and progress students make, targets may change.
For example, a student who has a target of “C” in English, but who has worked consistently at a grade B for a sustained period of time may find that their target in that subject has increased to reflect the good progress they have made, and to challenge them to make further improvements, rather than stall and see their progress drift.
Over the summer we have introduced a new Management Information System (MIS). We have worked hard to get the reporting system up and running in time for the Autumn 1 reports, but we have experienced some unexpected technical issues. We are now aiming to have the reports sent electronically to parents by 20th November. When you receive your child’s report, if you notice any issues or problems, please contact your child’s tutor in the first instance.