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How to help your child succeed Year 9 Information Evening – 17.10.12
Helping Your Child Succeed Mr Hambleton Assistant Headteacher
Helping your child succeed At school In the community At home
Helping your child succeed at school Standards – Uniform – Timekeeping – Attendance – Behaviour – Values
Helping your child succeed at school Attitude to learning – Desire to succeed? – Not afraid to fail Failure is not in falling down, its in not getting up again
Helping your child succeed at school Being ready to learn Being able to set and achieve goals Knowing how to learn best Harnessing creativity Being able to reflect, adapt and change
Helping your child succeed through the wider community Independent learning Develop as a rounded individual – Part of the team – Lead and volunteer – Make a positive contirubiton
Helping your child succeed at home Standards Homework Target Setting Independent learning Do you help connect your childs learning by relating this to practical life?
Helping Your Child Succeed Mrs Millard Key Stage Coordinator (year 8 and 9)
The Curriculum..children will no longer be required to sit end of Key Stage 3 tests with effect from 2009. Teacher assessment will be carried out and reported.
Parent-School Liaison Parents Consultation Evening – February 14 th, 2013 KS3-4 Evening – February 28th, 2013 Assessment tracker report – Spring term Full report – Summer half term Summative tracker report
Options Choices Prior to making options choices – Interview with either Miss Brown or Mrs. Millard – Rickmansworth School Options Booklet – Which Way Now? Conference – 11 th January, 2013.
Maximising Potential Using the internet for learning opportunities SAM-learning B.B.C. Bitesize My Maths Linaguascope Search engines
Maximising Potential A more personalised key to success - Virtual Learning Environment V.L.E.
Mrs Wilshaw Assistant Headteacher Using the assessment tracker report with your son or daughter
How do we monitor and support progress? Setting targets using FFT Monitoring progress toward targets at key times: Termly tracking Discussion of progress toward targets: In form time throughout the year With subject teachers at Parents Evening Intervention and support where underachievement is identified
Key Stage 3 Targets FFT (Fisher Family Trust) produce estimated levels for each subject at the end of KS3 They use a students Key Stage 2 levels in English, Maths and Science to work out estimated levels for Key Stage 3 and we use these as Target Minimum Grades (TMGs) The targets are based on how other students with the same KS2 SATs results performed at the end of KS3, e.g. if a student gained Level 4b in English, Maths and Science, their targets would be based on how other students who gained level 4b performed when they got to the end of KS3
What about students who didnt take KS2 SATs For students who did not take KS2 SATs, the school has to assume that a 5c was gained in English, Maths and Science As students are expected to make 2 sub-levels of progress a year, their targets will be: 5a in all subjects at the end of Year 7 6b in all subjects at the end of Year 8 7c in all subjects at the end of Year 9
Example Assessment Tracker report If your child cannot find his/her Year 8 summer assessment tracker report, his/her form tutor will be able to access a copy through the electronic registration system in form time
What are my childs year 9 targets? In every subject, the Target Minimum Grade (TMG) will be 2 sub levels higher than in Year 8, e.g. Target of 6c in Year 8 becomes a target of 6a in Year 9 Target of 5a in Year 8 becomes a target of 6b in Year 9 Target of 6b in Year 8 becomes a target of 7c in Year 9
How can I use the tracker reports with my son/daughter? Look back at the assessment tracker report your son/daughter received at the end of the summer term Were there any trends in terms of attitude to learning, behaviour or homework? If any areas were of concern, what support does your child need? For example if homework was an issue does he/she need support in becoming more organised?
How can I use the tracker reports with my son/daughter? Were there any subjects in which he/she missed targets? Are there any similarities between these subjects? Does he/she need any further practice with a particular skill set, e.g. mathematical skills or literacy based subjects? Were there any subjects in which he/she exceeded targets? Are there any similarities between these subjects? E.g. essay based or practical subjects? This might help identify subjects which your son/daughter may excel at and enjoy at GCSE.
How can I use the tracker reports with my son/daughter? Are the subjects where your son/daughter met or exceeded targets similar in some way? Could they be used to identify possible career options? Could your son/daughter do additional research to find what careers GCSEs in these subjects could lead to? Could he/she try to arrange work shadowing in a related career to take place in the school holidays? This will be particularly crucial for careers such as medicine. Identified areas can be used to set targets on the assessment tracker report
Example Assessment Tracker report Target setting space
GCSE Targets GCSE targets are linked to Key Stage 3 targets. The table below shows the general trend: This also means that if your child achieves a level 7 for example in a particular subject, he/she should be able to gain an A grade at GCSE End of Key Stage 3 TargetGCSE Target Level 4D Level 5C Level 6B Level 7A Level 8A*
GCSE Targets Using Key Stage 3 targets you can work out what your son or daughters GCSE targets are likely to be This may help to inform which GCSE subjects he or she may perform strongly in It may also help to identify key areas in which he/she requires support; for example if the GCSE target grade in English is a D, your son/daughter would benefit from focussing his/her efforts particularly on this as having C grades and above in English and Maths is so beneficial in the world of work and for Sixth Form and College applications