How do we report your child’s progress in school to you?
Years 7 and 8
In Years 7 and 8 you will receive three reports a year. They provide information on your child’s targets, the progress they are making in working towards their targets, and an effort level.
The targets are in the form of a number between 9 and 1 and reflect the new GCSE’s your child will take when they are in year 11. If your child receives a target of a 6 in Year 7, that is an indication that your child should be aiming to work at a band 6 in Year 7 and 8. As your child moves through Year 7 and 8 the level of work required to work at band 6 become progressively harder. Your child’s report will indicate whether they are working above, at, towards, or below their target band for each subject.
Years 9, 10
In these years your child will receive a report six times a year. It will indicate your child’s GCSE target, the grade we currently project them to achieve if they continue to work as they are at that point, and an effort level.
In Year 11 your child will receive a report five times a year. It will indicate your child’s GCSE target, the grade we currently project them to receive if they continue to work as they are at that point, and an effort level.
Year 7 ‘Meet the Tutor Evening’
If you are the parent of a child in Year 7 you will be invited into school to meet your child tutor in the first term of Year 7 to find out how your child is settling in and the early progress they are making. This is an excellent opportunity for us to work together with you in helping ensure your child has the best start possible at Churchfields Academy.
A Parents Evening is held every year for each year group where you will get an opportunity to meet all of your child’s teachers and to discuss the progress they are making. Additional Parents Evenings are regularly scheduled for parents of Year 11 students as well. For instance, in 2015-16 we held an evening that helped parents support their child through GCSE Maths.
Progress Review Days
In 2016-17 we will be holding two Progress Review days. During these days you will be invited in for a meeting to discuss your child’s overall progress in school with their tutor. These are invaluable meetings and allow us to work together to help your child succeed in school.