Assessment and Reporting

Assessment

Regular opportunities for assessment have been proven to enhance student learning. There are termly assessments for all students. These assessments will allow us to check that selected aspects of learning, which have been undertaken over the term, are thoroughly understood.

Prior to these assessments, there will be a series of learning checks and an interim assessment where students will be able to demonstrate the extent of their understanding. For more information about these learning checks, please refer to the web-site curriculum page for Programmes of Study.

The detail of the courses in every subject at KS3 are covered by the Programmes of Study so that you can see what learning has been covered in any half term.

Following each of the assessment points, students will receive timely feedback which is recorded in their ‘Yellow Book’ and informs them of their current performance and specific next step targets to improve.

To keep you informed of your children’s progress, you will be able to access your child’s assessment grades via Go4Schools (For further information see below).

Reporting

At Parkside Federation we use a reporting system called ‘Go4Schools’. This allows families to view assessment information online. We can send paper copies home where email access is unavailable, but this request will need to be made via the school office by emailing enquiries@parksidefederation.org.uk.

Once families have logged onto the ‘Go4Schools’ website, they can view their child’s ongoing progress record. This is updated after every term. Your child’s online page also shows attendance information, teacher contacts and timetables. It will also show a full written ‘Report’ once a year.

Publication of reports:

  • Year 13 – late Spring term
  • Year 12 – late Summer term
  • Year 11 – Autumn term
  • Year 10 – Summer term
  • Year 9 & 8 – early Summer term
  • Year 7 – Spring term

To access the site, please go to www.go4schools.com

The email address you use to enter the site must be the one we have registered in our database for you. If you would like to let us know (or change) your email address at any time please contact us on: enquiries@parksidefederation.org.uk

  • To log-in, click on the Parents icon at the top of the main page.
  • You should then see your child’s page

To request a password for go4Schools:

  • Enter your email address into the First-time User field and click ‘Please send me a password’
  • A randomised password will then be generated and sent to your email address.
  • You will then be able to log into the site and view your child’s page.

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