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with specialist sports status

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with specialist sports status
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Home >> Supporting Your Child >> Learning Support Department >> Q: How does the school know how well my child is doing?

Published on - 16-05-2016

Q: How does the school know how well my child is doing?

Teachers, as part of their professional standards, monitor and review all students’ progress throughout the year.  The whole school system at BHCS includes:

  • Data collection at five points throughout the academic year, from all teachers, showing the current level of attainment of all the students they teach.  This means that teachers, Heads of Faculty and Heads of Year can track the progress of students across the school year and intervene if students experience difficulties.
  • In the case of intervention programmes, progress is reviewed either half termly or termly; this might include testing or screening.  These programmes are reviewed by the SENCo and Head of Learning Support, who uses the information to plan and design the next half term’s intervention programme.
  • Teachers are observed by senior leaders and line managers as part of the school Performance Management system; the deployment of additional adults in the classroom and the progress of students with additional learning requirements are part of the Teacher Standards, against which the quality of teaching is measured.
  • At the start and end of each academic year, students in Year 7-10 are screened for reading skills.  This allows us to identify when students may need further support, intervention, or additional assessment to detect any underlying difficulties.
  • The school’s positive behaviour management system (stamps) provides parents/carers with information about how well a student is engaging with the learning opportunities on offer, and provides pastoral staff with evidence for how well a student is learning at school.


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