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Reporting Progress

Each year we produce a report for parents reviewing the School’s performance in the previous year. The latest report can be downloaded below.  This includes data for the School’s most recent Key Stage 2 results.

JB Annual parent report 2013.14

School Performance Tables published by the Secretary of State on the Department for Education’s website can be accessed here.

During 2011-12 we also reviewed our approach to parent involvement and opportunities to view children’s work and discuss their progress with their teachers.  This has resulted in the plan set out below for activities this year.  We hope that this gives a good range of opportunities to visit the school and lets you see at a glance how frequently there will be opportunities to come into school to formally and informally meet with staff.

The events below can be found in the school calendar with more specific dates and times. Please keep checking in Jbuzz for reminders about these events. Will will continue to review how this is working and welcome your feedback.

Activity

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Direct contact with teacher

Sep: Meet the teacher1 Nov: book-sharing afternoon2 Jan: PTI3: Spring Targets Mar: book-sharing afternoon May: PTI3 (optional) Jul: open evening

Target & reports

This term the staff plan provision to meet all children’s needs for the year Spring targets set and shared at PTI Progress reviewed at PTI End of year learning statement

IPC “exit point” events4

End of each half-term” Oct,Dec – where appropriate End of each half-term: Feb, Mar – where appropriate End of each half-term: May, Jul – where appropriate

Class Assemblies5

Each KS2 class to do a couple during the year. Parents will be invited to attend these. See year calendar for dates. Each KS2 class to do a couple during the year. Parents will be invited to attend these. See year calendar for dates. KS1 classes will elad an assembly this term. Parents will be invited to attend these. See year calendar for dates.

Performances

Christmas performances EYFS, KS1 and KS2 KS2 Young Voices at the O2 in January KS2 Summer performance

Fundraising Events

Christmas Fair and others which vary year-to-year Varies year-to-year Summer fair and others which vary year-to-year

Y6 SATs

Intro presentation for Y6 parents Mar: mock SATs week and Y6 review day6 revision pack for Easter holidays May: SATs week

Secondary transfer

Sep: Intro meeting Sep/Oct: 1:1 meetings. End Oct: application deadline 1st March: results of application

Definitions: IPC=International Primary Curriculum; SATs= Statutory National Curriculum Assessment Tests

Further explanations of the Parental Involvement Calendar…

  1. Meet the teacher: less formal e.g. leaflets, curriculum information sheets and an informal drop in a chat format. Also see point 2 below:
  2. Book-sharing afternoons: ALl pupils will have key learning targets in their Maths and English books. These will link into the reporting to pupils and parents cycle. Parents and carers will be invited into school one afternoon to look at their children’s work in the classroom. Staff will be available for informal conversations about progress. This will not be a formal PTI but will be a chance for parents to see their child’s books and informally meet the teacher again.
  3. Parent-Teacher Interviews (PTIs): parents will have seen books and targets in November to help focus the discussion at the January PTI. Books will be available in trays prior to the meeting, and staff will send the Spring Targets home prior to the January PTI meeting. It is crucial that all parents and carers attend the PTI meetings. May’s PTIs will be a chance to review progress from the January meeting and agree further targets for the Summer term.
  4. IPC “exit point” events: as part of the new curriculum, parents and carers will be invited in at the end of units, where appropriate, to share the learning of their children e.g. an exhibition or presentation. This could also be as part of an assembly.
  5. Assemblies: each class in KS2 will do a couple of assemblies a year. Parents will be invited to attend and watch these with an informal coffee morning (provided by the Friends) and chat at the end where children can show their family their class and share their work. KS1 classes will do one assembly in the summer term.
  6. Pre-SATs review: in March each Year 6 class teacher will be covered to spend a day out of class to meet with parents to review progress since January and agree next steps before SATs.

A guide to your child’s books

When you review the books during learning afternoons or at formal Parent teacher Interviews you should see evidence of how hard we are working as a staff team to ensure that children are getting regular, quality feedback on their learning. Some things to look for:

Learning intentions: what we are learning about

Success Criteria: how we will know if we have been successful in our learning – have we met the learning intention?

Blue highlighting: evidence of the learning intention and success criteria begin achieved are highlight in blue. Comment written in blue pen link to this e.g. praise the children’s work

Orange highlighting: where the children need to make changes, corrections, improve their work the staff will highlight in orange and write comments / feedback in orange pen

Green pen response: the children then respond to the teacher’s marking in green pen so that we know they’ve read it, understood it and acted accordingly! This is an aspect that is still new to everyone and something we are all working on!

Marking code: we also have a code of symbols and letters which staff are using to mark child’s work