Progress Reports & Parental Link Events
Gladesmore Community School is keen for our pupils to succeed and so we track progress regularly. We know that families are keen to support the school and that parents / carers value regular feedback on their child's engagement, commitment and progress. We therefore feedback to parents/carers frequently so that they can celebrate successes and offer support when challenges occur.
Setting the Tone events
At the start of the year, parent/carers will be invited to attend a "Setting the Tone Event". This event is an important moment to find out about the year ahead for your child. You can expect to learn about:
- Important dates and events coming up
- The curriculum
- How to support your child
- Important safeguarding information
At this event, there is also an opportunity to speak to some members of the pastoral team.
In the first term of Year 7 and Year 8 (usually in early December), parents/carers are invited to meet your child's form tutor. The form tutor will go through each pupil's progress check with parents / carers – this means that you can both ask questions and make a plan for how pupils can be even more successful in the future.
Parent / Carer Evenings
During the year, you will be invited to attend at least one Parents/Carer Evening where pupils and parents / carers can meet subject teachers and discuss progress.
For details of this year's events please consult the back of the Gladesmore Post or the school calender.
Teachers give rewards to pupils who are excelling. Rewards are given to reward positive behaviours e.g. additional home learning; care and concern for others; high-quality classwork; strong performance in tests / exams; engagement in lesson. Parents will be notified of rewards through the EduLink app.
Pupils receive regular reports. This is a summary of their performance in all their subjects.
Progress - Teachers will inform parents/carers of progress in each subject. There are three different judgements (we call them Progress Indicators): Strong, Standard and Concern.
Attendance & Punctuality - The school will inform parents/carers of their child's overall attendance & punctuality.
Commitment - Teachers are asked to feedback on commitment to learning. For each aspect of commitment, teachers will give a grade from 4 (excellent) to 1 (serious cause for concern):
- Effort (how hard pupils are trying in lessons)
- Behaviour (not only how well pupils behave but also their attitude to learning e.g. asking questions; keeping going when things are tough; helping other pupils)
- Own Your Learning (the quality of work that is completed at home including revision for assessments and exams)
Communication via the EduLink App
Once pupils start Gladesmore Community School, parents / carers are asked to download the EduLink App. If pupils are allowed to have a mobile phone, they can also download the EduLink app. This provides regular and daily updates e.g. notifying pupils if they have been awarded an attendance certificate or to alert parents/carers to a minor incident.