Your child’s progress in school will be monitored carefully by the tutor and the Learning Manager and you will receive a full ‘Report to Parents’ once a year and a ‘Interim Report’ at two other points during the year. Pupils are encouraged to evaluate their own progress in all their school activities and take an active part in the compilation of their report.
Effort: Effort covers a wide range of criteria: e.g. responsiveness, co-operation, personal organisation, presentation of work and punctuality. It can be acknowledged by staff on a day-to-day basis through verbal and written comments.
A pupil’s level of effort will be formally recognised, within each curriculum area, in the form of a grade awarded an fed back to pupils at least once during each half-term. The grades given for effort for all year groups are:
- Excellent Effort: working at, or close to your maximum
- Good Effort: working reasonably hard
- Minor Concerns: problems with some aspect of your approach to work
- Major Concerns: significant problems with your attitude and/or approach to work.
Attainment: A pupils’ level of attainment, within each curriculum area, will be formally fed back to pupils and recorded in the form of levels or grades at least once during each half-term.
An attainment level of grade, depending on the particular year group of a pupil, can be awarded for particular major pieces of work or for general attainment over a period of time. The attainment classification for each year group are as follows:
Year 7: Pupils will be given a banded GCSE Target; Launch (1 to 3), Developing (4 to 6), Mastery (7 to 9) and feedback against this.
Years 8 & 9: Pupils will be given a GCSE target and feedback against this.
Years 10 & 11:In GCSE subjects 9-1 will be given according to how well pupils are doing compared to GCSE standards.
We hope that parents will also take full advantage of opportunities to be involved with this process. Whilst children are at the Corbet School, parents will have at least yearly formal opportunities to meet their teachers but are, of course, most welcome to make appointments to meet with them at other times as is felt necessary.
Parents can help their children successfully complete their homework by providing a suitable environment in which it can be tackled and by looking at finished assignments – a signature in the Student Planner when this is achieved would emphasise the partnership between home and school.