“You and your staff have an absolute belief and determination that every child can and will succeed. Consequently, pupils thrive in this school. They make excellent progress from their often low starting points, both in their academic and personal development.” Ofsted October 2018
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.
“The adherence to the school’s motto, ‘To always be the best we can be’, is palpable throughout the school.” Ofsted October 2018
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.
Monitoring and Evaluation
At Belmont School we ensure Teaching and Learning and assessment enables each child to access the highest level of personal achievement. To ensure this happens we regularly monitor the actions we have taken, so that we are in a position to make a judgement about how effective these actions have been. This gives us information on which we can base future decisions about the development of the school.
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.
Students in Key Stage 4 will follow accredited courses depending on their needs and their ability to access the curriculum.
All students will follow the Entry Level Certificate or Award (AQA/WJEC) in a range of subjects including English, Maths and ICT.
Some students may follow the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in Mathematics and English if they are able to access this level of learning and can cope with the external examinations and coursework linked to these courses.
Key stage 4 students will embark on ASDAN’s accredited Personal Development Programme which covers a wide range of vocational learning modules, preparing them for the next stage in their journey beyond Belmont.
Parents and carers are sent a Mid-Year Report in early spring and a more detailed Annual Subject Report at the end of the summer term. These provide a summary of how each child has progressed in each subject with tutor and headteacher’s comments.
Mrs Yeates, Deputy Head, has created a short film explaining how our teachers assess your child’s progress and explains how this progress is reported in our Mid-Year and End of Year reports. If you have any further questions please ask your child’s teacher / tutor.
Progression is also discussed during the pupil’s annual Education, Health and Care Plan meeting – 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!
The school can provide a paper copy of the information on this website to parents/carers free of charge.