Welcome to our Parents' Consultation Evening page.
We very much value your attendance at these important events so that you can be kept up to date with the progress your son/daughter is making and how further improvement can be achieved.
PARENTS' CONSULTATION EVENINGS 2020-21
We have now invested in a new Parents’ Evening Booking system that will enable us to virtually meet, face-to-face. We will send clear instructions to all parents/carers on how to access and use the system in January 2021.
The virtual Parents’ Evening for Year 11 parents/carers will take place on Wednesday 27th January 2021.
KEY STAGE 3 MID-TERM ASSESSMENT - An Explanation
Your child’s Mid-Term Assessment (MTA) will give you important information about progress in relation to academic achievement and levels of engagement in learning.
Over the three years of Key Stage 3, the focus of the learning is on the mastery of key concepts in each subject. Teachers will assess to what extent students have grasped the key knowledge, skills and understanding required in lessons and independent tasks. The level of mastery will be recorded in the Mastery Column using one of these words:
In many subjects, there will also be termly formal assessments, tasks or projects. The result of these tests will be combined with the mastery statement to give a result in the Progress Indicator Column.
Progress is measured against your child’s Starting Profile which is drawn from the Key Stage 2 SAT results in mathematics and reading which is the national method for testing progress between KS2 and KS4:
The Starting Profile in English is drawn from the reading result.
The Starting Profile in mathematics is drawn from the mathematics result.
All other Starting Profiles are an average of mathematics and reading results.
The relationship between results at KS2 and KS4 can be seen in this table and reflect ‘good’ levels of progress.
It is important to note that we have high expectations of all students whatever their starting profile. We encourage a mind-set of always striving for personal excellence. If there is concern over a student’s progress, support will be put in place quickly to help that student to improve.
I hope you find the MTA informative and would encourage you to discuss it with your child. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s tutor and / or Head of Year at any point. You do not need to wait until Parents’ Evening to discuss your child’s progress.
Mr M. Cammack