Assessment and Reporting
Our students receive a personalised induction when they join us to enable them to follow a tailored learning programme that is right for them. We work with the student, the commissioning school and the student’s family or carers to draw up Personal Statement Profiles (PSPs). Academic and vocational learning opportunities are provided according to the individual needs, aspirations and aptitude of each student.
We assess students’ academic profiles when they start with us so we can measure their progress. We benefit from the highest levels of expertise in making these baseline assessments, led by our SEN team.
Regular and rigorous assessment and monitoring of each student’s progress is a key feature of our approach to supporting student progression. We give students and their parents/carers regular constructive feedback about progress and information on how they can improve their future learning, and the school uses an assessment database to record student progress and set challenging targets.
There are six formal assessment points in each academic year, monitored by the Senior Leadership Team and department heads. Where progress is identified as not being good or better, The Director of Student Progress applies personalised intervention strategies and Be Smart Coaching Plans.
Review days take place every term and parents/carers and commissioners have the opportunity to review student progress, inspect work and liaise with colleagues in the school.