Measuring Progression

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.

Monitoring & Evaluation Procedures

Statutory Assessments

All pupils who are able to access them will be entered for statutory tests. These include:

  • Reception Baseline Assessment
  • End of Key Stage 1 tests
  • Phonics Screening (Year 1 & 2)
  • Multiplication Tables Check (Year 4)
  • End of Key Stage 2 tests

Test results along with Teacher Assessments are published by the Department for Education (DfE). For Belmont results and how they compare against national figures please see School Results (below):

Belmont School Results 2022

KS4 Performance Data:

Progress 8 score                          N/A

Attainment 8 score                     N/A

% of pupils achieving a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and Maths 0%

% of pupils entering the EBacc 0%

 

Accreditation

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.

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Reporting

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 headteacher’s comments.

Mrs Yeates, Deputy Head, has created a short film (link below) explaining how our teachers assess your child’s progress and explains how this progress is reported in our Mid-Year and End of Year reports. If you have any further questions please ask your child’s teacher/tutor.

Progression is also discussed during the pupil’s annual Education, Health and Care Plan meeting.

Assessing your child’s progress

Pupil Awards

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.

School Performance Tables – GOV.UK