At Belmont School we pride ourselves on developing pupils to reach their potential and maximise their level of achievement in all aspects of their education. Each pupil has their own targets for each subject and personal development which are monitored, measured and recorded by our highly skilled teaching staff.
“The adherence to the school’s motto, ‘To always be the best we can be’, is palpable throughout the school.” Ofsted October 2018
Teachers currently assess and record the progression of all pupils in each subject using specifically designed computer programmes. Progress in skills and knowledge is recorded in great detail and reports can be generated and shared with parents during review meetings.
Each pupil has a set of targets to support the achievement of their Educational, Health and Care Plan objectives. Targets are set in consultation with parents and carers in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy, and Personal and Social development. Pupils are encouraged to know and understand their targets.
Monitoring and Evaluation
At Belmont School we ensure teaching, learning and assessment enables each child to access the highest level of personal achievement. To ensure this happens we regularly monitor the actions we have taken, so that we are in a position to make a judgement about how effective these actions have been. This gives us information on which we can base future decisions about the development of the school.
Belmont has a bespoke assessment system based on our students’ individual strengths and needs. We are extremely proud that all students have the opportunity to study for external accreditation, and all students leave school with a portfolio that demonstrates their considerable achievements.
All pupils at Belmont have particular learning difficulties, and we are very proud of all their achievements.
Those who are able to access statutory tests are will be entered for them. These include:
- Reception Baseline Assessment
- Phonics Screening (Year 1 & 2). In 2022/23, two children took the phonics screening check and were marked as Wt (Working Towards the required standard).
- Average Scaled Scores in Reading and Maths (KS2). No Year 6 pupils in 2022/23 were entered to take National Curriculum tests in Mathematics, English reading, and English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.
KS4 Performance Data:
Progress 8 Score – this uses data from KS2 testing and GCSE results (an average of 8 subjects) to gauge progress over five years. As these examinations are not taken at Belmont, the Progress 8 Score is not applicable.
Attainment 8 Score – this uses data from test scores across eight subjects to calculate the average academic performance in school. This is not applicable at Belmont.
% of pupils achieving a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and Maths – 0%
% of pupils entering the EBacc – 0% (the necessary GSCE’s to comprise the EBacc are not offered at Belmont).
Test results are published by the Department for Education (DfE). Our School Results for 2023 will be uploaded imminently.Belmont School Results 2023
Students in Key Stage 4 follow accredited courses depending on their needs and their ability to access the curriculum.
All students will follow the Entry Level Certificate or Award (AQA/WJEC) in a range of subjects including English, Maths and ICT.
Some students may follow the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in Mathematics and English if they are able to access this level of learning and demonstrate an ability to undertake the external examinations and coursework linked to these qualifications.
Key Stage 4 students embark on ASDAN’s accredited Personal Development Programme which covers a wide range of vocational learning modules, preparing them for the next stage in their journey beyond Belmont.
Parents and carers are sent a Mid-Year Report in early spring and a more detailed Annual Subject Report at the end of the summer term. These provide a summary of how each child has progressed in each subject with tutor and Key Stage Leader comments.
Progression is also discussed during the pupil’s annual Education, Health and Care Plan meeting.
The achievement of individual pupils is celebrated throughout the year during assemblies and end of term or end of year events. Pupils always have opportunities to achieve a prize or certificate for a range of activities, such as kind acts, exceptional effort or improvement, participation and contribution, sporting achievement, art and perfomance, excellent attendance, good citizenship to name but a few.
Some pupils may also be selected to attend inter school or community events where their achievements are also acknowledged.