Last week we welcomed students and their parents to our first Academic Review Day of the year for over 400 students in Years 7-10,12 & Pre-IB; in total, over 60 teachers and over 2200 appointments, all of which resulted in an engaging, energetic and collaborative atmosphere.
We were delighted that feedback so far from the recently distributed survey of the day shows that, on a scale of Excellent/Very good/Good:
- 93% of responses rated the timekeeping for each appointment good or better
- 95% rated the quality of feedback received as good or better
- 90% rated the next steps to improvement advice as good or better
It is a long but rewarding day for teachers and comments such as those below are always encouraging.
• It's a very long day for teachers, and I think they do remarkably well to manage their time & enthusiasm over that time.
• I'm very satisfied. All was well organised, meetings were to the point and very useful. Good work!
Holding these learning conversations are an integral part of our feedback and reporting process and are supplemented with regular half termly reports. We are intent on ensuring that you, as parents, are an integral and active part of your child’s learning. We know that this relationship is vital to a child’s success and value it greatly. If, for any reason, you were not able to attend the Academic Review Day, please contact your child’s teachers directly, or though their Form Tutor, to request feedback.
Please continue to have family conversations about lessons, learning and activities both in and outside of the classroom; shared knowledge and interest in learning can only have positive outcomes.
Academic Review Day – Feedback Survey
Thank you to all those parents who have already completed the recently sent out survey on this day. If you have not completed it yet, there is still time, please refer to my email sent out on Monday and click on the link.
The weather is turning chilly so please remember that there is a school fleece available to purchase on the school uniform website which is a perfect cover-up for students making the brief crossing between the buildings in Secondary. Easy and light to put in their school bags and so chic!
Please also check out some of the varying forms of intricate jewellery that your child leaves the house wearing. We shouldn’t be seeing bracelets, chokers or earrings other than small studs; they are not appropriate for school and removal of them delays learning, particularly in PE lessons.
What’s in your child’s pencil case?
Take a peek, you may be surprised that not all is as you suspected! Ruler, pens (numerous, not just one!), pencils, coloured pencils and highlighters should be making regular appearances at school. Please take the time to do a pencil case refresh over the weekend!
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Have a wonderful weekend,
Head of Secondary