At CFS, we believe that regular and constructive communication with parents about their child’s progress is a vital part of a successful education. It is also important that daily feedback is provided to pupils in the classroom, both celebrating their achievements and supporting them in making the next steps.  

In a variety of measures – academic progress, attitude to learning, House Points, behaviour and attendance – CFS adopts a colour coded system to ensure pupils, and their parents, clearly understand how they are doing. 

Whilst these conversations are occurring regularly with subject teachers and tutors, where appropriate, the whole school also has a ‘Colour Week’ each term. During these weeks, pupils’ progress in all these measures is formally recognised. 

Alongside the regular, often informal communication with parents, please find outlined our formal programme of written reports and Pupil Progress Consultation Meetings in both phases of the School. 

Primary

Pupil Progress Consultations (PPCs) 

  • Years R – 6 have two PPCs’ a year:  
    - In Temperance Term we provide an opportunity to meet the teacher and discuss initial steps for development.  
    - In Courage Term the PPC follows the progress report to parents.  

Written Reports 

  • Reports are emailed home to parents. 

  • In Years R - 6 parents receive one report at the end of each term. Twice a year this is a ‘Progress Report’, once a year this is a ‘Full Report’ 

  • The following is reported home on all reports: 
    - Progress towards targets in each of the core subjects (Reading, writing and mathematics) In Key Stage 1 this is comparing required progress to meet end of Year 2 target grade against actual progress. In Key Stage 2 this is comparing Year 6 target grades against Year 6 predicted grades.  
    - In Early Years, progress is reported against the EYFS standards.  
    - On full reports there is comment or target for all pupils in every subject. On Progress Reports this is a target for all core subjects and a comment outlining a child’s general attitude and approach to school. 
    - Learning Profile Grade 1-5 for each subject. Follow this link for our ‘Learning Profiles’. 
    - Key colour coded information: Attendance, House Points. 

  • On full reports, pupils will also receive a SLT comment.   

Secondary

Pupil Progress Consultations (PPCs) 

  • Years 7- 10 have one PPC a year: 
    - Year 7 is in Justice Term, as well as an opportunity to meet the tutor and English/Maths teacher in September.  
    - Year 8 is in Courage Term.  
    - Year 9 is in Justice Term, along with GCSE Guided Choices Evening.  
    - Year 10 is in Temperance Term.  

  • Year 11 and Year 13 have two PPCs a year, in Temperance and Justice Terms, following mock examinations. 

Written Reports 

  • Reports are emailed home to parents. 

  • In Years 7-10 parents receive one report at the end of each term. Twice a year this is a ‘Progress Report’, once a year this is a ‘Full Report’.  

  • In Year 11 and 13 parents receive one report at the end of each half term until Easter. Each report is a ‘Progress Report’. The scheduling of these reports is released at the start of the academic year to teachers and parents. 

  • The following is reported home on all reports: 
    - ‘On Track’ radar plot. In Key Stage 3 this is comparing required progress to meet end of Year 11 target grade against actual progress. In Key Stage 4 this is comparing GCSE target grades against GCSE predicted grades. Pupils receive further detail in assessment feedback. Follow this link for our ‘On Track’ measures. 
    - Comment. On full reports this is a three sentence comment for all pupils in every subject, outlining a WWW, EBI and general attitude to the subject. On Progress Reports this is an EBI for any subjects where the pupils is not on track. 
    - Learning Profile Grade 1-5 for each subject. Follow this link for our ‘Learning Profiles’. 
    - Key colour coded information: Attendance, House Points, Behaviour Points. 
    - GCSE Target Grade (Years 10 and 11 only). 
    - GCSE Predicted Grade (Years 10 and 11 only). 
    - SLT comment reflecting on the pupil’s overall achievement. 
    - On full reports, pupils will also receive a tutor comment.   

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