Reporting and Assessment in KS3
Year 7,8 & 9 Reporting and Assessment
We believe that every student at Guiseley should aim to be the very best they can be and for this reason for every student in KS3 their aim is to achieve Mastery in all of their subjects. There are two stages before this, Foundation and Secure before reaching Mastery.
As a parent, you can expect to receive a termly report via email which ensures our reports are current with up-to-date information. These reports contain the following:
• Current progress in subjects
• Attitude to learning grade for subjects
• Attendance information
This is the progress your child is making when mapped against the progress statements for that subject, at that stage. It is advised that you should explore the progress statements with your child and look at the areas they need to develop further, with the aim to achieve Mastery. Progress may vary depending on the units covered and student understanding of that unit.
To assist in your understanding of the report, we have published for Year 7,8 & 9 subject progress statements. The purpose of these are to give a detailed picture of what good progress looks like in each subject. They will show the steps that each student needs to master in order to be successful at each stage. Our subject teams have carefully mapped out the necessary steps, so you can be confident your child in our professional judgement is making the necessary steps to make above average progress, from their given starting point.
Attitude to Learning Grade
This number is taken as an average from all of the lessons your child has attended for a particular subject. Four indicates an exemplary attitude. The full descriptors can be found in your child’s planner.
There is a clear link between poor attendance and lower academic achievement, so at Guiseley, we report on absence from school. Chronic absenteeism; or missing 10 per cent or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused; is a proven early warning sign of academic risk and school dropout.
As always, the best place to get more detailed information is to attend one of our academic parents’ evenings, where our teachers will be able to talk through in more detail, how your child is doing and importantly, what they need to do next to make further progress.
Your child’s Pastoral Leader, their class teacher or the Curriculum Leader is also another key point of contact should you wish to discuss anything regarding your child’s progress at school. They can be contacted via e-mail: [email protected]
If subject teachers have specific concerns regarding your child’s progress the teacher will contact you directly via a telephone call or email.