If you wish to discuss a particular subject of the curriculum, then the Subject Teacher or Head of Department is the person to contact. Other matters which are particularly serious or sensitive, you may prefer to contact the Pastoral Support Officer on account of their experience in handling such issues.
In any case, we will invite you to meet your son or daughter’s tutor at a Parents’ and Pupils’ Evening at Key Stage 3.
In Key Stage 4 parents are invited to make appointments with individual subject teachers to discuss student progress.
In addition to these verbal reports we provide atleast three reports per year, which allows parents to track the progress of their son or daughter. These reports can only be accessed through the internet by logging on with your password through the Learning Gateway. Each grade is based on an assessment carried out by each student in each subject every term. These reports should form the basis of any conversation with your child’s form teacher at parent’s consultation evenings. Form Tutors will have a learning conversation with each pupil when each report is published and the main points of this conversation will be emailed home to keep you informed of your child’s progress.
We strongly encourage all parents and pupils to attend the Parents’ and Pupils’ Evening. Quite apart from the increased understanding of the pupil which we gain from listening to the parents, pupils are shown that their parents consider their progress in school to be important and that their parents and teachers are working together to promote their development. There is a proven link between parents’ regular visits to Parents’ and Pupils’ Evenings and their children’s success in school. Coming into school for even one evening per year is a strong investment in your child’s future in a world in which educational achievement is increasingly important to young people in their lives after school.