Reports - Years 7 and 8

Attitudinal Information

The Data Reports produced consist of three teacher inputs:

  • Effort
  • Behaviour
  • Learning beyond the classroom (encompassing homework / revision undertaken / reading around the subject etc...)

The attitudinal data is graded with the following criteria:

Grade Descriptors

Academic Information

The Data Report shows the "target grade" and "projected grade" for the student, for the end of the academic year as well as the KS2 baseline scores in English and Mathematics.

The report also includes the class identifier for the subject (many Key Stage 3 classes have shared teachers). If any attitudinal or academic fields on your child’s report are blank this may be because your child has not been present for long enough for an accurate assessment to have been made by the class teacher or the teacher has a specific reason for leaving it empty. If you or your child are in any doubt as to why this may be, please contact the teacher or Team Leader via ePraise or our contact page (click link).

KS3 Report

We know that how students approach their studies with a specific set of behaviours, skills and attitudes has a significant impact on academic achievement and that this can change over time. Therefore, target grades are in place to give you a guide to where we might expect your child to be. If Alfie is below expected progress in a subject area, teachers, Team Leaders and Year Leaders will be looking at how we can best support them. 


Targets

The purpose of the Noadswood mastery targets are to:

  • Be realistic
  • Motivate the student into achieving this result - aspirational whilst remaining realistic
  • Be useful for the students, parents / carers, and staff to establish progress in each subject when linked to what is currently being achieved

Our Key Stage 3 targets are taken from Key Stage 2 data or the Noadswood Baseline examinations which take place when students first join us in Year 7. English and Mathematics are examined and students are given a scaled score as well as linking this to an “expected standard” which is published by the Department for Education (click link). The expected standard then allows us to identify if students are:

  • Approaching the Expected Standard
  • Expected Standard
  • Expected Standard +
  • Greater Depth
Mastery Grades

From this baseline, our Key Stage 3 mastery targets are produced.

We know that how students approach their studies with a specific set of behaviours, skills and attitudes has a significant impact on academic achievement and that this can change over time. Therefore, target grades are in place to give you a guide to where we might expect your child to be. If Alfie is below expected progress in a subject area, teachers, Team Leaders and Year Leaders will be looking at how we can best support them. 


Projected Grades

Projected grades are data driven projections of a grade that a student is likely to achieve at two key milestones:

  1. At the end of Key Stage 3 (end of Year 9 for 2020/2021 intake and beyond)
  2. At the end of Year 11 when GCSE results are published

Projections are produced by the subject teacher based upon classwork / learning beyond the classroom work / formative abilities shown in class and via more summative tests. The subject teacher and department collate results and then quality assures, standardises and moderates, building a picture of how the students in the subject are performing (using professional opinions and judgements to project likely outcomes for the students, based on historic national performances by the subject in previous years).


Star and Wish (Published for Report 2 and 3)

Each Star Wish report contains a synopsis of what is currently being studied as well as a star and wish comment, written by their subject teacher, pertinent to what your child is currently studying. This star and wish will give you an indication of how they are getting on and what they can do to embed their learning / enrich it / improve it. We very much hope that these comments will be of genuine benefit to the students, as well as to parents and carers in assisting with their learning and progression within the subject. Subject teachers and Team Leaders will also identify if, from their perspective, students need to attend the virtual subject event for the year (for more information about the events, please click here). These requests are only a guide, and if you wish to speak to all subjects then you are most welcome to book to see all.

Star Wish

Pastoral Information

All pastoral information can be found using ePraise via the app or computer – this will include the most up-to-date information about points, demerits (including interventions) and attendance. At Noadswood we strive for an attendance figure of 97%+, knowing how much of an impact missed school days have on the overall outcomes for students (as overall absence levels increase, the final outcomes for students by time they reach their GCSE examinations decreases – click for the DfE report).

Points
Value

Please visit ePraise to view this information (and help about how to view can be found on our accessing the report page).

ePraise