The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Student Progress - Reports

Reporting Overview

Communication with parents is an important part of our home school partnership. Student progress is continually monitored and communicated to parents. This may take the form of written reports, parents' consultation evenings and year group information evenings. Other forms of communication, that can be arranged at the request of staff or parents are; letters home, phone calls and interviews.

Reports are sent home regularly

  • Year 7 - each subject provides a report on each student three times per year
  • Year 8 - each subject provides a report on each student twice a year
  • Year 9 - each subject provides a report on each student three times per year, plus there will be an additional end of Key Stage 3 report
  • Year 10 - each subject provides a report on each student three times per year, with an additional report for exam results
  • Year 12 - each subject provides a report on each student four times per year, with an additional report for exam results
  • Years 11 & 13 - each subject provides a report on each student four times per year

These reports, along with attendance and conduct figures, are sent home. They are a progress check and serve to highlight any problems, to ensure action is taken and also to highlight achievement. These reports are also available electronically, through the Learning Gateway, if parents have signed up to the E portal.

For all assessments we collect classwork and homework grades (compulsory) and allow the entry of up to 3 Positive codes and 3 (needs) Improvement codes. In addition, each subject will give an action, for the student to focus on to improve progress. At KS3 we also report on Current Grade so that parents can see how their child is progressing towards their end of year target.

At KS4 and KS5 we collect Current Grade and the projected end of course Grade. So, for example, for Year 10 we collect the projected grade we expect the student to achieve at the end of Year 11 when they take their GCSEs. In Year 12 we collect the projected end Year 13 A level grades, but also in Year 12, for Level 3 BTECs or GCSE re-sits we collect projected grades for the end of the year (i.e. BTEC Certificate where taken/GCSE result).

For Years 11, 12 & 13 we will also collect Pre-public exam grades in the next data collection after main Pre-public exams. For Pre-public exam results we will collect grades of the actual papers taken and any coursework/controlled assessments which have been assessed.

In KS3 Music, compulsory PE and REACH lessons we do not use a system of target, current and projected grades. Instead these subjects use Strengths of Character grades. For further information on the grades used, their meanings and their hierarchy please click on the following links:

Codes used for data collections

The following codes are used.

Classwork Definitions

4 - Working Very Hard

The student:

  • Is always well prepared for learning
  • Has all the books and equipment needed
  • Takes responsibility for their own learning and gets actively involved in all types of learning activities
  • Always completes work to their personal best

3 - Working Well

The student:

  • Is usually prepared for learning
  • Usually comes with the relevant equipment and books
  • Takes responsibility for their own learning and usually participates well in all types of learning activities
  • Usually completes work to their personal best

2 – Some Cause for Concern

The student:

  • Is not always prepared for learning
  • Sometimes does not have the books or equipment needed (E)
  • Does not always take responsibility for their own learning, and does not always engage with learning activities
  • Does not always work to their personal best (F)

1 – Serious Cause for Concern

The student:

  • Is often not prepared for learning
  • Often does not have the right books or equipment (E)
  • Often, takes no responsibility for their own learning and rarely engages with learning activities
  • Rarely works to their personal best (F)

Homework Definitions

4 – Completes all homework to the best of their ability

The student:

  • Always hands homework in on time
  • Always completes homework to the very best of their ability
  • It is clear that the necessary time has been spent on the task

3 – Usually tackles homework tasks well

The student:

  • Usually hands homework in on time
  • Usually completes homework to the best of their ability
  • The work usually shows that sufficient time has been spent on the task

2 – Doesn’t always make sufficient effort with homework tasks

The student:

  • Regularly hands in homework late (D)
  • Sometimes does not complete homework to the best of their ability
  • The work appears rushed and insufficient time has been spent on it

1 – Makes little or no effort with homework tasks

The student:

  • Work is rarely handed in (D)
  • Rarely completes homework to the best of their ability
  • Work is inadequate or incomplete with very little time spent on it

Positive Codes

 

Improvement Codes

These codes are used to indicate where a student has particular strengths.

 

Code

These codes are used to indicate where students need to improve to help make better progress.

 

The quality of classwork is a strength

A

Attendance

Engagement in lessons is always positive

B

Behaviour in lessons

Loves to be involved in class discussions

C

Class participation

Deadlines are always met

D

Deadlines

Always appropriately equipped for lessons

E

Equipment

Can recall key facts

F

Focus in lessons

Acts on the feedback provided

G

Using feedback

The quality of homework is a strength

H

Bringing book for DEAR

Independent learning is a strength

I

Independence

Work demonstrates creative flair

J

Creativity

Practical skills are a strength

K

Practical skill

Work is logical

L

Punctuality

Lesson time is used productively

M

Attitude to learning

Numeracy skills are a strength

N

Numeracy skills

Supportive of other students 

O

Proof reading skills

Work is well presented

P

Presentation

Is able to ask for help when needed

Q

Asking for help

Literacy skills are a strength

R

Literacy skills

Happy to persevere when work is challenging

S

Perseverance

Works well with others

T

Working with others

Makes excellent contributions to class discussions

U

Following instructions

Demonstrates good enquiry skills 

V

Accuracy

The quality of coursework is a strength

W

Pride in work

Meeting expectations of the course

X

 

Good use of initiative

Y

 

Displays leadership qualities

Z

 

Current Grade

For years 7 to 11 current grades give a measure of the skills students have acquired in a subject. They broadly indicate where students are currently sitting on the GCSE 9-1 grade scale. For students who are working towards the lower GCSE grades we use “Emerging Grades” E1 to E3 at KS3. At KS4 there is just one grade (W) below GCSE, indicating that the student is working towards a GCSE grade.

Grades are subdivided into three categories e.g. 5- means a low grade 5, 5 is a secure grade 5 and 5+ is a high grade 5.

Similarly, in the Sixth Form we use current grades to indicate where students are currently on the A Level/BTEC scale, with a W grade if students are not quite at A Level/BTEC standard.