Reporting Students' Progress to Parents
Reporting Student Progress to Parents
At Top Valley Academy over the course of an academic year, there
are three data collections to track student progress (four data
collections in Year 11). After each data collection,
parents will be sent a letter informing them whether or not their
child is on course to meet their target grades and their child's
attendance against the Academy's minimum expected attendance of
95%. Subject targets are based on the grades students are
expected to achieve at the end of Year 11 and set against prior
attainment. The letter will show parents whether or not their
child is making good progress towards their target grades.
Progress will be colour coded to indicate students'
- Working above target grade - Blue
- On track to meet target grade - Green
- Working below the target grade (a cause for concern) -
At KS3 progress will be banded to indicate a student's
performance against their GCSE target in each subject. Banding
provides an indication of the trajectory based on their current
performance e.g. GCSE grade 8-9, GCSE grade 6-7 etc. at the end of
On-track to achieve GCSE grades 8 - 9 at the end of Year
On-track to achieve GCSE grades 6 - 7 at the end of Year
On-track to achieve GCSE grades 4 - 5 at the end of Year
On-track to achieve GCSE grades 2 - 3 at the end of Year
On-track to achieve GCSE grades B - 1 at the end of Year
At KS4 banding is replaced by a single grade predication to
indicate if students are on track to achieve their target grade for
each subject at the end of Year 11. The reports are colour coded to
show a student's progress.Information to help parents understand
their child's progress data is included with the letter.
Once a year for each year group there will be a Parents' Evening
where parents will be given the opportunity to discuss their
child's progress. The evening provides parents with the chance to
ask in person any questions they may have. Parent evening
appointments are made on line and parents are notified when the
booking system is opened. The dates of the Parents' Evenings
Wednesday 30 November 2016
Wednesday 22 March 2017
Wednesday 22 February 2017
Year 10 Wednesday
8 March 2017
Wednesday 4 January
Teachers are always happy to discuss students' progress; parents
who would like more information about this should contact the
Academy and ask to speak to the relevant subject teacher or the
Head of Year.
Student reports to parents are also provided at key points in a
student's time at the Academy as follows:
- Year 7 - at the end of Y7 to summarise a student's
first year of education in the Academy.
- Year 9 - prior to the Options process.
- Year 11 - to inform Post 16 applications.