At Chertsey High, we know how important it is that parents are well aware of their children’s performance and progress. In our experience, the most successful students are always encouraged by supportive, fully informed parents.
Teachers use ‘assessment for learning’ as part of their daily teaching practice: always evaluating their students’ understanding and adapting their teaching to suit specific needs. Every six weeks this process is formalised with a ‘Grade Collection’, resulting in reports usually being sent home three times per year.
The following information is recorded and reported home:
- Rate of progress: Whether teachers believe the student is on target to exceed, reach, or fall short of the progress expected of a typical student at that stage of their education, based on teacher experience.
- Attitude to Learning in all subjects
- Quality and punctuality of homework in all subjects
- Attendance and Punctuality
In addition, we feed back to parents in person in the following ways:
- One parent consultation evening each year: an opportunity to meet with each of your children’s teachers to discuss their progress.
- Information evenings for parents in Years 7 (Welcome), 8 (Curriculum) & 9 (Options).
- Individual meetings with Heads of Year, Heads of Department or members of the Leadership Team. We are always happy to meet with parents who have questions or concerns.