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Monitoring Achievement

"There is no magic to achievement.  It is really about hard work, choices and persistence"
  (Michelle Obama)

Your daughter/son will receive regular monitoring reports throughout the year.  Monitoring reports are sent out at times which coincide with key assessments your child may take, or on the lead up to key events such as Parents' Evening.

To view your child's monitoring, you will need to download the Edulink One app or log in via the Edulink One website.  


Monitoring Dates for 2023/2024

Year group Monitoring ONE Monitoring TWO Monitoring THREE
Year 7 w/c 4th December w/c 26th February w/c 1st July
Year 8 w/c 4th December w/c 18th March w/c 8th July
Year 9 w/c 4th December w/c 18th March w/c 10th June
Year 10 w/c 4th December w/c 19th February w/c 6th May
Year 11 w/c 6th November w/c 29th January w/c 25th March
Year 12 w/c 13th November w/c 29th January w/c 13th May
Year 13 w/c 13th November w/c 29th January w/c 25th March


Understanding the Monitoring Reports
The main purpose of a monitoring report is to keep you updated about your child’s progress and to keep lines of communication open between home and school.  For Key Stage 3, we use your daughters MidYis grade as a baseline on which to measure progress.  We also report on your child's attitude to learning and on the quality of her/his homework (home learning).

For more information on how our monitoring reports work, use the guides below:

Monitoring Report Guidance for Parents (Years 7, 8 and 9)

Monitoring Report Guidance for Parents (Key Stage 4)

Monitoring Report Guidance for Parents (Key Stage 5)

 

Discuss the monitoring with your child after they have received it

Your child will also receive a copy of her monitoring on her Edulink app.  It is very important to remember to look for the positives: your child’s strengths, the progress they’re making. Talk about what might help them in areas they’re doing well in, as well as those they are finding challenging.

Explain the report to them and help them understand what it means.  Start with a review of what the child has learned in each subject during the past monitoring period . 

Ask your child to tell you if she/he is satisfied with the grade. If not, what could the child do to improve the grade and discuss concrete steps your child could take.

How can you as parents help?  Are there other indicators to consider, such as number of absences, marks for effort, conduct, and attitude. Listen to your child’s explanation of each indicator and discuss your child’s goals for the next grading period. Are the goals reasonable and challenging?

Are changes needed in your child’s study habits at home? Is your child interested in learning more about certain topics?

When praise is in order, let your child know you are proud of their efforts. When changes must be made, let your child know that you will help and leave the discussion with a firm understanding of everyone’s next steps.



What is MidYis testing?
This is not something to worry about at all.  It is also not a 'test' which your daughter can revise for.  MidYIS stands for Middle Years Information System and is an assessment which takes approximately 50 minutes. The results give us some understanding of your child's strengths and weaknesses in vocabulary, numeracy and other skills.
  As your daughter takes the test, it adjusts itself based on the answers given (an 'adaptive algorithm').  The test is designed to measure, as far as possible, ability and aptitude for learning rather than achievement.  MidYIS is not an IQ Test as it is designed to provide a measure of ‘typical’ performance.