“In this thriving and popular school, pupils make outstanding progress. They achieve excellently in a range of subjects and are consequently very well prepared for each stage of learning.” Ofsted October 2014
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.
“Perceptive marking and annotating of pupils’ work is thorough and up to date, helping secure progress.” Ofsted October 2014
Teachers currently record the progression of all pupils in each subject using computer programmes specifically designed to record educational assessment and progress. Progress in skills and knowledge is recorded in great detail and can be viewed graphically. Reports can be generated and shared with parents during reviews meetings.
Each pupil has a set of targets to support the achievement of their Educational, Health and Care Plan (or Statement of Special Educational Needs) 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 their targets.
Where a pupil has specific behavioural difficulties, an Individual Behavioural Plan is put in place which is reviewed twice a year (or more if required) and shared with parents and carers.
Standard Attainment Tests (SATs)
The following statutory tests are completed by pupils who are working at the appropriate level in English and Maths:
Phonics Screening Test – Year 1 and Year 2
End of Key Stage 1 Test
End of Key Stage 2 Test
Only pupils working at the appropriate level complete the test and their results along with Teacher Assessments are published by the Department for Education (DfE). You can see our results and how they compare against national figures on this website – see School Results.
Pupils in Key Stage 4 will follow accredited courses depending on their ability and motivation.
Some pupils will follow the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in Mathematics, English, Science and Art.
Pupils will follow the Entry Level Certificate or Award (AQA/WJEC/OCR) in a range of subjects including English, Maths, Science, ICT, PSHE, PE DT and a vocational subject ie An Introduction to Hospitality.
Pupils also follow the Personal Development Programme (ASDAN).
Each term teachers complete a report for each pupil giving them a mark from 1- 5 where 5 equals excellent work and effort and 1 means attitude and effort are poor. In addition, teachers note concerns about behaviour B, homework H and attendance A. This report is sent home and any concerns may be discussed with form tutors.
Pupils also grade themselves for each subject using the same grade system. They compare the results and discuss it with their tutor.
Parents and carers are sent an Annual Subject Report at the end of the summer term. This provides them with a summary of how their child has progressed in each subject with tutor and headteacher’s comments.
Progression is also discussed during the pupil’s annual Education, Health and Care Plan meeting (or SEN Statement Review) – for more details see Reviews & Meetings.
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, eg kind acts, exceptional effort orimprovement, participation and contribution, sporting achievement, art and perfomance, excellent attendance, good citizenship etc.
Some pupils may also be selected to attend inter school or community events where their achievements are acknowledged too.
Thanks to staff, parents and carers and governors for their ongoing support to make our school such an outstanding one!