Students arrive at the Academy having achieved varying degrees of success. This information is used to set individual targets. The Academy looks at what students have achieved in Year 6 and then looks towards setting challenging but achievable targets by the end of Key Stage 3 (Year 8).
At Key Stage 4 (Years 9-11) these targets are converted into grades. The Academy looks to build upon what your child achieved at the end of Primary School. Targets motivate students and encourage them to ‘aim high’.
We monitor students’ progress towards their targets regularly, this enables Curriculum Leaders and Heads of Houses to highlight underachievement or disaffection early and intervene to remedy the situation. All Houses have staff available to mentor and support your child throughout their time at the Academy.
Informal contact with parent/carers will take place as and when required. A formal detailed report is issued to parents/carers once during the year. In Year 7-8 staff also complete three progress cycle checks. In Years 9-10 this increases to five times a year.