Records of Achievement are important folders that collate end-of-term assessments, progress evidence and achievement trackers that are passed from one teacher to the next throughout a child’s Primary School journey until the child leaves school. As Secondary School first grew as an extension of Primary School at NAISAK, the practice relating to Records of Achievement Folders (RAFs) carried on. Following research on best practice to support students’ achievement and reflection on our own practice, the Secondary School team decided to stop the accumulation of paperwork in folders and instead, offer the students and their parents ownership of keeping such records at home. Keeping well organised RAFs is essential as such folders are reliable sources of revision materials: when preparing for an assessment, it is always constructive to go through past assessment papers to ensure previous learning is reinforced and academic language is mastered.
All of you, dear Parents, must have engaged your child/ren through fruitful discussions last week as you saw them come home with their RAFs under their arm. In the future, such discussions will be encouraged to take place on a regular basis as all test/assessment papers and other documents supporting progress will be sent home as soon as they are shared with the students in class. You will be able to compile such records at home and have them at hand whenever it is time to review learning.
This academic year’s end-of-year assessments will be kept at school until September allowing new and existing teachers the opportunity to explore them and get to know their students before they arrive. This year’s end-of-year assessment papers will be sent home during Autumn 1 2018-2019