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Assessment: Creating Futures

Student Monitoring and Reporting to Parents

Everybody at CVHS is aspirational for every single student and wants them to achieve their
very best. We have high expectations of all students and closely monitor academic and personal progress in every year group, over the year.

The progress of all students is measured from the Key Stage 2 SATs results from Year 6. From this
target, GCSE grades are calculated and the journey (or 'pathway') gives end of Year targets to ensure students are on track.

The diagram below shows the expected performance of students from the end of primary school through to taking their GCSEs in Year 11. Creating Futures pathways

There are 6 pathways. 

  • Masters +
  • Masters -
  • Graduate +
  • Graduate -
  • Undergraduate +
  • Undergraduate -

Students are placed on a pathway depending on their key stage 2 results.

In Years 7 to 9, students are assessed for both attitude and academic achievements. Academic grades reflect whether students are 'on track' - learning as expected for their personal pathway. 

In Years 10 and 11 a 'Current Grade' is provided which indicates the grade your son or daughter is currently working at in relation to the future GCSE examinations. This grade will take into account coursework, recent assessment and examination performance. As Year 11 approach their final GCSE examination period, a 'Predicted Grade' will then be given. We will also assess attitude to learning.

The Creating Futures information helps us to work with students and parents together to celebrate success and also to address any issues which may be affecting performance. If students are below target in any subject it is important that staff, students and parents work together to bring them back on track.

Intervention programme.

Interventions are planned, additional learning opportunities designed to identify and address specific learning areas a student misunderstands or has fallen behind within. 

Interventions are planned within subjects and / or by Achievement Coordinators to ensure this happens. School will contact parents / carers to discuss how we can work together to support students to improve their learning and reach their potential. We may invite parents / carers to an 'Engage' meeting. We will let you know when interventions are planned and report back to you on your child's attendance and progress.

When a student is identified for an intervention programme, additional learning can take place in the following ways:

  • Tier 1 - additional support and prompts in class by the teacher
  • Tier 2 - additional learning time before, during or after the school day.  Some additional learning will be offered during holiday periods, particularly close to key examinations or assessments.
  • Tier 3 - additional support and guidance from Achievement Coordinators to increase personal confidence, aspiration or attitude to learning

Reporting to parents

We provide regular information to parents and students about the progress they are making. The monitoring system provides a Creating Futures report three times a year (CF1-3).  Each report will have historical information for the current year so it is easy to track progress.

Year Group

Autumn

October

Half Term 1

Autumn

December

Half Term 2

Spring

February

Half Term 3

Spring

April

Half Term 4

Summer

May

Half Term 5

Year 7

Parents'

evening

CF1 CF2

Parents'

evening

CF3

Year 8 CF1 CF2

Parents'

evening

CF3
Year 9 CF1

Parents'

evening

CF2

CF3
Year 10

Parents'

evening

CF1

CF2 CF3
Year 11 CF1

Parents'

evening

CF2

CF3

Parents / carers of students in each year group have at least one opportunity each year to meet with school staff: subject teachers and / or form tutors. Details of planned meetings for parents can be found online within the school calendar. 

The attitude grade is extremely important as attitude and achievement are inextricably linked. On
each report, the criteria for each attitude grade is provided so discussions can take place at home
with parents. The average attitude grade for the year group in each cycle is also reported. Further information about how the Attitude Matrix is used to measure each student's attitude is available here.

Working together for student success

We believe that this monitoring system gives us all frequent, up-to-date information to continue to
work successfully work together.  All parents / carers are welcome to contact school to discuss any concerns regarding their child's learning in school.

  • email: enquiries@thecvhs.co.uk
  • phone: 01484 848680
  • ask for: Form Tutor, Achievement Coordinator or a specific subject teacher

For further information about 'Creating Futures', please contact Mrs L Singleton, Vice Principal: Standards and Achievement (lsingleton@thecvhs.co.uk).

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