When joining the school, learners are assigned target grades for every subject they study. The targets are based on data from FFT Aspire – a national database containing a vast amount of information about how children can be expected to perform in their examinations.
We believe that every learner in our school should be challenged and stretched to achieve as much as they possibly can during their time with us. To ensure that this happens, we regularly assess learners’ performance in all subjects, and we carefully track this performance against their targets. This means that we can intervene to address any underachievement; it also allows us to reward and acknowledge learners who are reaching or exceeding their targets.
A summary of this information is sent to parents/carers at least three times per year in the form of a gradebook report. We actively encourage parents to contact the school to discuss any issues that these reports might raise.
The gradebook reports we issue are simple to understand and clear in what they show. They show how each learner is performing in relation to their targets, whilst also providing important information about their attitudes to learning in each subject area.
We are very confident that the information we report to parents is accurate. This is because senior teachers and leaders regularly look at learners’ work and at their assessment results to justify the grades they have been awarded. We have a strong and improving record of being accurate in this process.
We hope that this gives you an overview of our approaches to assessment and reporting at Kepier. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The person who is most likely to be able to help you is Mr Langley, Assistant Principal.