What is a Progress Review Day?
It is a day on which there will be no normal lessons and pupils will only be required to attend for a compulsory meeting with their form tutor. We will focus on individual pupil targets in addition to their strengths and areas for development.
THIS YEARS PROGRESS REVIEW DAY WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY 18th NOVEMBER 2016
Why have a Progress Review Day?
It is very important that we monitor the progress of all pupils in order to praise and reward them as well as help them to overcome weaknesses. However, it is also very important that pupils are involved in their own learning plan in order to understand how well they are doing and how they can improve by setting themselves targets.
Form tutors play an important role in this process, since they have the closest overview of each pupil’s progress. To do their job well, they need to be able to spend individual time with each member of their tutor group to talk about achievement, progress and targets, but finding time for this is difficult. As a result, we are giving over a whole day to these important discussions.
How does it work?
On Progress Review Day, there will be no normal lessons in order that tutors will have the time they need to see pupils individually.
Each pupil will have a 10 minute meeting with a member of staff, usually either their form tutor or head of house, on that day. You will be notified of your appointment time in advance and we will try to make it as convenient a time for you as possible. Attendance at this meeting will be compulsory for the pupil and a register will be marked exactly as it would be on a normal school day.
Can Parents come too?
The day is primarily targeted at pupils, and is not meant to be a replacement for parents’ evenings. Parents are welcome to attend if they wish, however, we do appreciate that many of you have work and other commitments during the day. We will also try to accommodate sibling interviews at similar times. Parents’ evenings with subject teachers will still take place as usual throughout the academic year.
Is this a day off work for pupils?
No. Work will be set in advance by staff. This may involve pupils being set extended homework tasks. In order to formalise the day, we expect all pupils to attend their meeting wearing full school uniform including correct footwear.
Can my son/daughter work in school on that day?
If necessary, we are happy to provide designated work areas for pupils to work in school during the day. The supervised work area will be available for any pupil who needs to be in school rather than at home. We do, however, require knowing in advance who these pupils will be and are happy to cater for this only at the request of parents. All pupils must wear school uniform and must have the school’s permission to be on site.