Target Setting and Reporting
When students join us they are placed on a Flightpath, which represents a target GCSE grade for the end of Year 11.
Key Stage 2 scaled scores in reading and maths (from SATs exams taken in Year 6) are used as a starting point on our flightpath model. We use SATs as the baseline and map Government expectations of student performance from KS2 (SATs) to KS4 (GCSE) against this to create GCSE targets/flightpaths, with a level of stretch/challenge built in.
For Year 7 students this year MIDYIS assessment data was used to create a flightpath range, as Key Stage 2 tests did not take place. The MIDYIS assessments, taken in September, use probability outcomes based on individual student performance in the tests, and previous performance of similar Year 7 students and their nationally standardised scores looking at Year 7 and Year 11 (GCSE) outcomes.
Flightpaths may be increased in individual subjects as students progress through the school, if they are shown to be consistently working above target/expectations.
Feedback and Reporting
The academic progress of our students is formally communicated through Subject Consultation Evenings, and our reporting system four times a year.
We use a data system called 'GO4Schools'. This programme enables immediate analysis of students' attainment and progress towards targets.
Using GO4Schools you are now able to access your child's termly report online.
GO4Schools is an online package that allows you to access your child’s academic achievement and progress data in real time in addition to other information the school holds about your child.
How to log onto GO 4 Schools to access your child's report:
In order to log onto GO 4 Schools you need to visit www.go4schools.com and click on the ‘Parents’ icon in the top right hand side.
- Enter your email address into the ‘First-time User’ section and click ‘send me a password’. This must be the email address that you have registered with the school. GO 4 Schools will then send you a password directly to the inbox of your registered email address.
- Upon receipt of the password enter your email and new password into the top two boxes of the log in page to gain access to the system.
- You will then be taken to a page where you click on your child’s name. If you have more than one child at the school, you will be able to view all of their names and select the one you wish to view.
- At the top of the next page is some 'At a Glance' information. Scroll down to the 'Progress and Reports' section and click on the date of the most recent report.
Attitude to Learning and Homework Judgements:
- Outstanding: The student is doing everything they can to achieve their potential.
- Good: The student is working well and has a positive attitude to their work.
- Requires Improvement: There needs to be a change in attitude towards work, and the student is at significant risk of underachieving.
- Concern: The student’s attitude to their learning is poor and they need adult intervention and supervision to achieve anything.
In the event of a subject specific issue or concern, the subject teacher or subject leader should be contacted. If there are wider concerns across a range of subjects then the tutor is a more appropriate first contact point.