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24/11/17

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Today I conquered my fear of public speaking by presenting to 117… https://t.co/okpkR9tXHF

24/11/17

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What an incredible day ! I'm very proud to work with such a dynamic group of trainee teachers! https://t.co/lOcJgog3QN

23/11/17

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A really unique opportunity to discuss learning with the lovely students - how should teachers be trained? “Be happy!” https://t.co/1b68xxpWjK

21/11/17

Particularly at this time of year, we advise that female students avoid walking to school alone or walking home alone. There have been a number of incidents over the last two months (mostly in the morning) in the borough. Our message: be streetwise, be alert, be safe.

17/11/17

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17/11/17

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Thank you to our year 12 Art students for helping us with the HoS stage design https://t.co/79dZKUpWP8

16/11/17

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As always, a stunning music performance from Israel in y13 at Sixth Form Open Evening https://t.co/8uPe2bEcFJ

16/11/17

HAGR staff: as always, you rock. Well done tonight at Open Night.

16/11/17

Looking forward to meeting all our future students at our Sixth Form Open Evening tonight! 5-7pm

15/11/17

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An immensely enjoyable evening discussing how to craft an outstanding Music curriculum, with colleagues from at What a view from the 8th floor over the London skyline, too ! https://t.co/a4V02uDWqr

13/11/17

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Well done to our year 7 singers- great Sing Up concert! Thank you to everyone who came https://t.co/kE5xHnxdaW

10/11/17

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auditions sounding fantastic- great turn out! https://t.co/IkkCOfheF1

07/11/17

We've begun building our new massive Astro pitch! https://t.co/sOo3NcYCV0

01/11/17

Well over half of Y11 in today at revision classes or STEM club. Well done and thanks to staff for running sessions.

19/10/17

Told London staff & students re your inspiring podcast. Our motto: Step into your Greatness. Sounds like extreme ownership?!

19/10/17

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on 'The Expert Leaner' & of ability. Are high attainers a product of environment and study habits? https://t.co/QL8cdxJlc5

19/10/17

Thank you - the real work is done by our amazing staff who ensure bhvr management so consistent and who give kids such a great deal.

18/10/17

As we come to the end of a busy term, HAGR staff please know this: you are awesome. Kids, you're not bad either ;)

15/10/17

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Our Assessment System

The Background

In 2014 the government removed National Curriculum Levels for Year 7, 8 and 9 (KS3). Levels did not help students understand how to improve their work so we’ve developed a system that does. Our model is based around attainment and progress to help you understand current performance as well as a student’s progress from the start of the year.  It is similar to the model used across the Harris Federation.

The System

Every student has been given a Starting Point of either High, Middle or Low for every subject they study. We did this using their KS2 results from primary school as well as our internal assessment of their ability in each subject. We will share our Starting Point judgments with parents and carers by October half term of each academic year.  The majority will find themselves in the Middle Starting Point for most subjects but there is also recognition that some students have a long way to go in order to catch-up with their peers (Low Starting Point) or indeed are already demonstrating notable attainment in a particular subject (High Starting Point). A Starting Point is not fixed and a Year 7 who starts on a Low Starting Point might begin Year 8 on a Middle Starting Point because she has made great progress during the year. Each Starting Point will link to an expectation of Progress which your son/daughter will need to make if they are to be ready to take on the challenge of tough new GCSEs.

Starting Points and Expected Progress

Starting Point

Implication for the Progress we expect

Low

Your son/daughter needs to be Above Expectation in terms of progress this year in order to catch up with his/her peers.

Middle

Your son/daughter needs to be at least On Track this year in order to be ready to take on the challenge of tougher GCSEs.

High

Your son/daughter needs to be at least On Track this year in order to be ready to take on the challenge of tougher GCSEs.

We will formerly assess students three times during the year and tell you the grade they achieved in the assessment as a Most Likely Grade (MLG) on a 9-1 scale with 9 being the best.  This grade indicates the grade your child will most likely achieve in Year 11 at their current rate of progress.

Using this assessment we will then make a judgment about the Progress they have made considering their Starting Point. Progress can be judged as Above Expectation, On Track or Inadequate. All students have the scope to make progress which is Above Expectation regardless of their Starting Point. This means they are doing extremely well and on course to match our ambitious targets for their future performance in GCSE exams. On Track indicates a student who routinely completes work to a good standard and is progressing well, therefore deserving of your praise.

We will also report on their effort, behaviour and homework which will be judged as excellent, good, requires improvement or inadequate. We will also update you on these measures at end of the first half-term in Autumn, Spring and Summer terms so you can keep up to date with our basic expectations.

A typical report card might look like this:

An Exemplar Report Card Produced at the end of Autumn, Spring and Summer terms

 

9-1 MLG

Starting Point

Progress

Effort

Behaviour

Homework

English

5

MSP

Above Expectation

2

1

1

Maths

4

MSP

On Track

2

2

1

Science

4

HSP

On Track

1

1

1

etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Likely Grades and looking ahead to GCSEs

We designed our system to guide students through KS3 so that they are 100% ready to start their GCSEs. The new ‘good pass’ grade at GCSE is a 5 but this is not the same standard as a current ‘good pass’ which is a C grade. The government has been very clear that a grade 5 will actually be harder to achieve than a C grade and thus roughly equates to a low B or top C on the current grading system. We aim for all of our students to be ready to achieve a grade 5 and beyond by the time they sit their exams at the end of Year 11.

Your son/daughter will receive a 9-1 Most Likely Grade in each subject three times per year. An MLG shows the performance of your son/daughter on their termly assessment and is also an indicator of the kind of achievement this would lead to at GCSE if they continued with similar progress. For example, if they are a Middle Starting Point student and receive a 5 in English then this means they are On Track in terms of progress and on course to achieve a good pass at GCSE if they continue at this rate of progress.

The new government measure for students is not just what they get as a final grade, but more importantly the PROGRESS that they make at school.  For example, a High Starting Point student from KS2 only achieving a grade 5 in Year 11 for Maths and English will be deemed inadequate

Our expectation of Progress and how this relates to Most Likely Grade are expressed below. This is a rough guide because we know students’ progress can speed up and slow down throughout their time here for a whole range of reasons: some years they can race ahead and others can be trickier.

Starting Point

Average KS2 Scores in English and Maths

Above Expectation

(Final Year 11 grade will beat their target if they get the grade below)

On Track

(Final Year 11 grade will be right on target if they get the grade below)

Inadequate Progress

(They will miss their target in Year 11 if they get the grade below)

 

High

5c and above

7+

6

5 or below

Middle

4b-4a

6+

5

4 or below

Low

4c and below

5+

4

3 or below

Conversion Table from Old GCSEs

9

8

7

6

5 (Good Pass)

4

3

2

1

 

A**

A*

A

B

B or top C

C

D

E

F/G

 

 

To help understand the new 9-1 grading system here is a rough conversion table.

Final Word

All children should believe that their learning has no limits; that they can continually improve and reach ever higher standards. Progress in school is not a science that can be predicted 100% accurately. Teachers will be making professional judgments about the ‘best fit’ for your son/daughter at that particular time based upon the current evidence of their attainment. We know this system will help us work even more effectively with our students and their parents.

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