Assessment & Reporting
The interest and involvement of people at home can make all the difference in a child’s education, and we strive to maintain an excellent level of communication between school and home.
You can access the latest information on your child’s progress via the Parent App, which can be downloaded onto your smartphone or tablet.
This app will show your child’s attendance at each lesson, as well as achievement points and behaviour marks in real time. You will also be able to see how your child is getting on at key points during the year.
At key stage 3 (Years 7-9), this data will include your child's most recent test score as a percentage (which you will be able to compare to the average test score for the whole year group), your child's current reading age and their attitude to learning in each subject. You will also be able to see your child's score in their most recent GL Assessment test in English, Maths and Science. These are national curriculum tests that give an indication of how your child is performing against the national average.
At key stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), this data will include your child's GCSE target grade (based on their performance in the key stage 2 SATs), their current working grade and their attitude to learning in each subject.
During the year, you will be invited to attend a Parents’ Evening to discuss your child’s progress, and you can book appointments online directly with the teachers you wish to see. Please note that we no longer produce written reports. Additional information evenings are held for parents/carers of children in Year 10, at the start of their examination courses. An Options Evening is held for students (and their parents or carers) in Year 9 to help them select their option preferences for Year 10.
To read more about how we monitor your child's achievement and progress each year at Hellesdon High School, please click on the relevant progress booklets below.
You might also find it useful to refer to this glossary which explains some of the terms that are often used when talking about the education system, but which might not always be very clear.