Parents and Carers receive a written report of their pupils’ achievements at the end of the academic year. This report summarises progress made throughout the year and builds on discussions from Academic Tutoring Days.
Academic Tutoring Days (ATD)
These are important formal meetings that happen twice a year for each pupil and provide a designated opportunity for parents and carers to discuss their child’s progress.
During Academic Tutoring days children still come into school as usual.
Parents and carers are given an appointment during the day to meet with your child’s class teacher. Your child will join you to talk about their progress and targets. You will be advised of the dates which affect you nearer the time.
Parents are encouraged and welcomed to make additional appointments with the class teacher throughout the year to discuss any concerns.
GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN ASSESSMENT:
No child at Middle Park will be allowed to underachieve.
This is what the government tells us we have to put into practice. It sets out what subjects children must be taught and what skills they must be encouraged to develop.
Teachers make continual assessments of children’s understanding and provide feedback to help them improve.
Standard Assessment Tests. Currently, SATs are compulsory in Year 2 and Year 6. Year 6 SATs papers are sent away and marked externally, while Year 2 SATs inform teacher assessment. Assessments in both Year 2 and Year 6 are moderated by the Local Authority.
Moderation is a way of checking that our assessments are accurate. Sometimes we moderate together in school, sometimes we get together with other schools to moderate, and sometimes the Local Authority will come in to school to moderate our results.
PUPIL PROGRESS MEETINGS
Are meetings that we hold in school where senior staff and teachers work together to check the accuracy of children’s levels and ensure that we are doing everything possible to support individual children in achieving their potential.
Pupils are ‘tracked’ in various ways to ensure that progress is assured and that no child is ever over-looked. Teachers track their own class in reading, writing and maths. Subject Leaders track progress in their subjects, and the Senior Leadership Team analyse progress in classes, year groups and key stages.
An intervention is an action taken in school to support a child in their progression. We currently run various invention programmes in reading, writing and maths as well as our Inclusion Team who support children in overcoming any barriers to learning.