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 Reporting to Parents 2019-20

At Thomas Deacon Academy we use a range of different styles for reporting to parents, which are dependent on the student’s age and where they are in their educational journey.   Academy Checkpoint reports are produced for all students 2, 3 or 4 times per year and will be posted out to parents and carers in line with the dates given below.  If you require an additional copy of your child’s progress report, please contact their house administrator.

Year 7, 8 and 9

Report Date

Year 7, 8 and 9 reports are based on the TDA Way and our core values of Trust, Discipline and Aspiration.

Reports will give an indication of:

Current performance –gives an indication of each student is performing relative to expected progress.  This is based on work in lessons and takes account of formal assessments.  Current Performance will be categorised as either being:

  • Exceptional
  • Good
  • Requires Improvement, or
  • Cause for Concern

There will also be a comment on the student’s levels of:

TRUST (Planning, Positivity and Partnership)

DISCIPLINE (Punctuality, Politeness and Persistence)

ASPIRATION (Progress, Performance and Purpose)

Again these will be categorised as either being:

  • Exceptional
  • Good
  • Requires Improvement, or
  • Cause for Concern
Checkpoint 1

Year 7

Friday 18th October 2019

Year 8

Thursday 16th January 2020

Year 9

Friday 18th October 2019

Checkpoint 2

Year 7

Thursday 16th January 2020

Year 8

Thursday 16th July 2020

Year 9

Thursday 16th January 2020

Checkpoint 3

Year 7

Thursday 16th July 2020

Year 9

Thursday 16th July 2020

Year 10

Students in Year 10 are set target grades in each of their subjects.  These are based on how well they achieved at Key Stage 2 (Year 6) and a discussion with their subject teachers.  Progress (performance status) relative to this target is indicated on the reports. 

Professional predictions are used in Year 10 to give an indication of what a student is LIKELY to achieve in their final GCSE examinations.  This is based on how well they are currently performing in lessons and assessments and the teacher’s professional judgement of their likely progress.

Report Date What data is contained on the reports?
Checkpoint 1 Thursday 14th November 2019

For each subject:

Current Grade
Progress (performance status) – how well students are working towards their target grade.
Checkpoint 2 Tuesday 17th March 2020

For each subject:

Current Grade
Progress (performance status )– how well students are working towards their target grade.
Checkpoint 3 Tuesday 14th July 2020

For each subject:

Current Grade
Professional prediction
Internal examination grades
Progress (performance status) – how well students are working towards their target grade.

Year 11

Students in Year 11 are set target grades in each of their subjects.  These are based on how well they achieved at Key Stage 2 (Year 6) and what progress we would expect them to make. 

Professional predictions are used in Year 11 to give an indication of what a student is LIKELY to achieve in their final GCSE examinations.  This is based on how well they are currently performing in lessons and assessments and the teacher’s professional judgement of their likely progress.

Report Date What data is contained on the reports?
Checkpoint 1 Thursday 14th November 2019

For each subject:

Current Grade
Professional Prediction
Examination Grades (internal exams)
Checkpoint 2 Monday 3rd February 2020

For each subject:

Current Grade
Professional Prediction
Examination Grades (internal exams)
Checkpoint 3 Friday 27th March 2020

For each subject:

Current Grade
Professional Prediction
 

Year 12

Students at Post-16 are set targets based on their performance at GCSE. 

To help our students become more effective learners; we also report their teacher ‘OWL’ (attitude to learning) assessments. Staff comment on three areas: Ownership of learning; Work in class; and Learning consolidation.  This is then reflected in their OWL report.

Report Date What data is contained on the reports?
Checkpoint 1 Friday 18th October 2019
OWL report only
Checkpoint 2 Tuesday 11th February 2020

For each subject:

Current Grade
Professional Prediction
Examination grade (internal exams)
OWL report
Checkpoint 3 Thursday 4th June 2020

For each subject:

Current Grade
Professional Prediction
OWL report

Year 13

Students at Post-16 are set targets based on their performance at GCSE. 

To help our students become more effective learners; we also report their teacher ‘OWL’ (attitude to learning) assessments. Staff comment on three areas: Ownership of learning; Work in class; and Learning consolidation.  This is then reflected in their OWL report.

Report Date What is contained on the reports?
Checkpoint 1 Friday 18th October 2019

For each subject:

Current Grade
Professional Prediction
OWL report
Checkpoint 2 Thursday 16th January 2020

For each subject:

Current Grade
Professional Prediction
Examination grade (internal exams)
OWL report