Each pupil is placed in a mixed-ability tutor group of boys and girls. It is the role of the tutor to get to know the children in his or her care and to be responsible for day-today administration such as marking the register, checking uniform and reading daily notices.
The Head of House monitors the progress of pupils in the tutor group and writes the summary comment on reports.
Pupils’ progress is regularly assessed in a variety of ways, against targets set for their achievement in all curriculum areas. At the end of Key Stage 3 and 4 the performance of each pupil, in relation to the attainment levels of the National Curriculum in each core, foundation and compulsory subject, is reported to parents.
Interim Reports and Monitoring of Progress
Each half term pupils receive an interim report, which gives a grade for effort and a prediction of the grade/level the pupil is likely to achieve at the end of the relevant Key Stage based on current performance. Pupils are expected to take home all interim and full reports. Heads of House and Progress Mentors arrange for pupils to discuss any matters arising and develop action plans to address areas of underachievement. Pupils who gain exceptionally good grades win merit certificates.
Parents’ Evenings are held once each year. These are important opportunities for parents to discuss their child’s progress with teachers, and we urge you to attend.
Each pupil has a planner in which they record their timetables, their homework and other details as appropriate. It is vitally important that pupils have their planners with them at all times and we ask parents to sign them weekly, as Tutors and Heads of House will check them on a regular basis.
Last year’s results are distributed when the Government Tables of Examinations results are published. Each year the majority of our Year 13 students continue their studies at Universities and Colleges of Further Education.