Progress and reporting
Monitoring of your daughter’s progress will be ongoing and will include regular check-up tests, end of topic tests and end of year tests in the core subjects.
It is important that we have in place the most informative system possible so that we are able to track effectively each girl’s individual progress and to ensure that there are targets in place enabling each girl to achieve her potential.
Over the past few years we have introduced new systems for measuring attainment and progress in reading, spelling, Mathematics, English and cognitive development. These assessments are all produced by large organisations who have gathered a great deal of data from which to create standardised age-related statistics across the whole population. Assessments take place in every year group from Reception to Year 6 and, in this way, we are able not only to track each pupil but also to assess the value added for every girl during her years with us.
All girls new to Cadogan House from Year 3 upwards undergo a Dyslexia Screening Test in their first few weeks of school. This test is also administered to all girls in Year 2 in the term prior to their move into Prep. This enables us to plan effectively for girls as they transfer to Year 3.
During your daughter’s first six weeks at school in Reception she will undertake a Foundation Stage Assessment. This gives us information about your daughter and the stage she has reached in her development physically, socially and intellectually. It is used as a base from which progress in the future may be measured
The two regular methods of communication between home and school are the “At Homes” (parents’/guardians/ meeting with form teachers) and reports. Girls in Cadogan House receive a report on the core subjects in the Hilary Term and a full report in the Trinity Term. This is a detailed report covering all aspects of your daughter/ward’s development. The “At Homes” are held in the Michaelmas and Trinity Terms, and are important occasions and it is vital that parents make every effort to attend. Half way through the year, there is also the opportunity for parents/guardians to speak to non-core subject teachers.
Parents are also invited to make individual appointments with their daughter’s form teacher if they wish to do so after the end of year report has been sent out in the Trinity Term.
If at any point in the school year you have any worries about your daughter’s work or progress, you are welcome to talk to her form teacher, or to the Head of Cadogan House. Please make an appointment using your daughter’s planner, or by contacting the Cadogan House office.
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