We believe that a close partnership with parents and carers is crucial in helping our students to make good progress at school; therefore every child has been assigned an adult in school, a Progress Reviewer, who will oversee the academic progress of a small group of students. Your child’s Progress Reviewer will, in the majority of cases, continue to work with your child from Year 7 through to Year 11. This will enable our parents and carers to build a strong partnership with a key adult in school, someone who will have an in-depth understanding of their child’s educational strengths and needs across all subjects. They will meet with your child at regular intervals in school throughout the year in order to support their specific needs and aspirations, in addition to meeting with parents and carers on Progress Review Days.
For Years 7, 8, 9 and 10, there will be 2 Progress Review Days each year; our first will take place during December and will be for all Year Groups. Progress Review Days will replace traditional Parent Consultation Evenings and Academic Review Day at Key Stage 3 and are in response to concerns raised by increasingly significant numbers of parents and carers who were unable to attend Parents Evenings due to work and child care commitments. Similarly they are designed to address concerns about waiting times and the difficulties in arranging appointments with all teachers, when such a range of subjects are studied, within the time limits of one Parents’ Evening.
Progress Review Days will take place between the hours of 8.00 am and 7.00 pm and will consist of an in-depth discussion of your child’s academic performance, strengths and development needs with their Progress Reviewer. It is expected that each child will attend the 20 minute appointment accompanied by a parent, carer or other responsible adult nominated by their parent. The meeting will offer practical strategies to support your child’s progress, with specific and manageable priorities and targets being agreed between parents, students and Progress Reviewers. Your Progress Reviewer will then contact you nearer the time to arrange a specific appointment time based upon the preferences that you have indicated when completing the Progress Review Meeting Form.
For Year 11 and Post 16, the arrangements are slightly different due to the different needs, priorities and the smaller number of subjects studied. The Progress Review discussions will continue to support your child’s attainment in school; however the second Progress Review Day will be replaced by a traditional Parents’ Evening in response to the desires expressed by parents in our consultation.
You are of course encouraged to contact the school as normal to speak to class teachers, Form tutors and Directors of Learning.
Contact your Progress Reviewer