Reporting to parents
At Harton Academy we grade the majority of students using the 9-1 grading system. However, in the early years of key stage 3 and for some of our more challenged learners this grading system is not sufficient. This is because the students have yet to develop their understanding to the standard of grade 1. As a result we have introduced two further levels of attainment for monitoring students’ progress. These additional grades are E (entry level) and W (working towards). The E grade (entry level) being the lower of these two grades. This therefore allows all students to demonstrate progress as they advance through their school career and consequently boost their self-esteem.
You will also notice that some grades carry a ‘+’ or ‘-’ notation. This is to further fine grade the levels of attainment for monitoring purposes. For example:
- A student working at 5- is working at the lower end of grade 5 and would therefore be focusing on consolidating this grade.
- A student working at 5 is working at a secure grade 5 and would be focussing on further strengthening this grade.
- A student working at 5+ is working at a strong grade 5 and would therefore be focussing on moving to the next grade.
Parents/Carers receive regular updates on their child’s progress and effort throughout the academic year. We provide 3 interim reports which show grades and effort levels and also a full, comprehensive annual report which provides parents with detailed information on progress, effort and performance.
Please see below information that supports student reports.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Mr J Peel, Assistant Head Teacher in charge of Assessment, Recording and Reporting.