How do we measure progress?

Monitoring student progress: How do we measure the progress of your child and how we keep you informed?

  • Your child’s progress is continually monitored by the subject teacher.
  • His/her progress is reviewed formally every term. For KS3, a National Curriculum level is assigned to indicate the current level and predicted levels. For KS4, GCSE grades indicate the student’s current and predicted level. Individual Support Teachers also use reading age and spelling age tests. End of term reports also provide information regarding the student’s attendance, classwork, homework and behaviour.
  • If the student is below Level 1, a more sensitive assessment tool is used which shows their level in more detail and will also show smaller but significant steps of progress. The levels are called ‘P levels’.
  • The progress of children with a statement of SEN/ EHC Plan is formally reviewed at an Annual Review with all adults involved with the child’s education.
  • The SENCO will monitor your child’s progress within any individual or group provisions that they take part in.
  • You may be invited to meet with the SENCO for a termly Individual Education Plan (IEP) to set more specific targets for students aimed at addressing specific areas difficulty or concern.
  • You will also be invited to Parent Consultation evenings calendared throughput the academic year. How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my child’s learning in school? The John Roan has robust measures for tracking student progress. When classroom teaching is not meeting the needs of a student, the teacher will raise this with the SENCO. If your child is then identified as not making progress the school will make a decision about whether to monitor this or set up an intervention group and will inform you.

If your child is still not making expected progress the school will discuss with you

  • Any concerns you may have
  • Discuss with you any further interventions or referrals to outside professionals to support your child’s learning
  • To discuss how we could work together, to support your child at home/school.