Assessment

Assessment at Kingsmead is an integral part of learning and teaching. This helps to provide students with a picture of their progress and achievements. It also identifies the next steps required in their learning.

We have tried to distil some of the principles of formative assessment into our Language for Learning. In simple terms, students’ progress most when they are given regular formative feedback that responds to their personal position on a ‘learning journey’.

This feedback can be informal or formal, but must be regular and tailored to the students’ individual needs. Feedback can be given by teachers, peers or as part of self-assessment procedures, but it must contain signposts that indicate strengths and areas for development.

Assessment for Learning strategies enable students to become more independent as learners and make faster progress.

At Kingsmead School we have agreed on eight key principles that will support our drive towards outstanding responsive teaching and independent learning:

Reporting

Reporting Calendar Overview 2020-2021

Date

Day

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

September

       

Target grade review

19/10/20

Monday

     

Interim Report

Completed

 

22/10/20

Thursday

Tutor evening for year 7 and 8

     

Half Term W/B 26/10/20

2/11/20

Monday

Time for writing reports 1 (Year 7 + 8 letters, Year 11 +9 Interim)

4/11/20

Wednesday

     

 

Interim Report

Completed

5/11/20

Thursday

     

Interim Report Issued

 

10/11/20

Tuesday

   

Subject Target Band Review

 

Interim Report Issued

11/11/20

Wednesday

A2L + Home Learning Letter completed

A2L + Home Learning Letter

completed

     

12/11/20

Thursday

     

Supporting your child to be successful evening

19/11/20

Thursday

Praise & Intervention Letters Home

Praise & Intervention Letters Home

     

26/11/20

Thursday

     

Subject Evening

 

02/12/20

 

Wednesday

   

Interim Report

Completed

   

16/12/20

Wednesday

   

Interim Report Issued

   

Christmas Holidays W/B 21/12/20 – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

05/01/21

Tuesday

Subject Target Band Review

Subject Target Band Review

   

Mocks start for two weeks

11/01/21

Monday

Time for writing reports 2

18/01/21

Monday

Time for writing reports 3

21/01/21

Thursday

Interim Report

Completed

   

Interim Report

Completed

 

25/01/21

Monday

Time for writing reports 4

27/01/21

Wednesday

 

Full Written Report completed

     

28/01/21

Thursday

Interim Report Issued

   

Interim Report Issued

 

29/01/21

Friday

       

Full Written Report completed

08/02/21

Monday

       

Full Written Report Issued

09/02/21

Tuesday

 

Full Written Report Issued

     

11/02/21

Thursday

       

Subject Evening

Reporting Calendar Overview 2020-2021

Date

Day

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Half Term W/B 15/02/2021

25/02/21

Thursday

 

Subject & Options Evening

     

17/03/21

Wednesday

   

Full Written Report completed

   

25/03/21

Thursday

   

Full Written Report Issued

   

Easter Holidays W/B 05/04/2021

22/04/21

Thursday

   

Subject Evening

   

22/04/21

Thursday

       

Interim (FAP) Report

Completed

29/04/21

Thursday

       

Interim  Report Issued

Whitsun Half Term W/B 31/5/2021

07/06/21

Monday

Time for writing reports 5

16/06/21

Wednesday

Full Written Report completed

Interim Report

Completed

     

24/06/21

Thursday

Full Written Report Issued

Interim Report Issued

     

29/06/21

Tuesday

     

Full Written Report completed

 

01/07/21

Thursday

Subject evening

       

08/07/21

Thursday

     

Full Written Report Issued

 


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