We believe that through developing strong and positive relationships with families, we can work together to ensure that your child reaches their full potential.
Below you will find a range of different pieces of information for Parents and Carers.
Parent Consultation Evenings
Each term we hold a ‘Parents Evening’ over the course of the year this can take different forms such as virtually or face to face.
We encourage parents to raise any questions or concerns with their child’s teacher and not feel that they need to wait until a formal meeting. All of the class teachers are contactable via ClassDojo.
Every term the academy will hold sessions that parents may attend to catch up on the progress of your child. Although, we would always encourage you to speak with us as soon as possible if any concerns arise.
Provisional Dates for Parents Evening 2022-23
Wednesday 19th October
Wednesday 22nd March
Tuesday 18th July
For further information please check ClassDojo.
Information on our approach to assessment.
Each school will have their own ways that they give feedback to children. At our academy, we have four main ways.
As teachers we know that the most useful feedback is the one that children receive straight away in lessons. In all lessons children and teachers are always talking to each other about their work and how they can improve it. This is great as it really gives us a chance to understand what the children are thinking and give them personal ways that they can improve their work straight away.
We try to make sure that children get feedback at the earliest possible opportunity. Our teachers will go around in lessons and mark children’s work so that they can see exactly what they are doing well and what they need to change. We call this ‘Live’ marking.
Each lesson has something that we want the children to be able to learn. This is shared with the children and is usually somewhere in their books. At the end of each lesson, the teacher will decide if they feel the child has achieved this or not. Children will know if they have achieved this, because they will see a green ‘swipe’ over their learning objective. If they have not achieved it, they will see a green ‘dot’.
Feedforward is type of feedback that is becoming more popular as a type of feedback across schools, but it is very different to the traditional style of marking and writing comments in books.
Instead, we like to look at how we can change the next lesson so that children do not make the same mistakes again, or get to hear from the teacher what they thought was good about their work.
We look at all the children’s books and try to see what mistakes they made, or what things they did really well, and the next lesson at the beginning of the lesson we share them with the class. We think this is a much more personal and effective way of helping children to improve.
Because we use Feedforward in many lessons, you may have noticed that there is not as much marking in their books. This does not mean that teachers are not looking over their work and seeing how they have done, or that we do not value their work. It just means teachers can spend their time looking more closely at their work and improve the next lesson, rather than writing long comments ( which can really just be shared with the children next time they see them in the lesson).
We are always keen to hear your opinions and how you feel our feedback affects your child’s learning, so please do not hesitate to pass your views on us via Dojo, or through a conversation on the playground.