We are writing to you with news of two important things available this week. The first is an effort grade for your child and the second is the launch of our parents’ app: My Ed. This letter explains how you download the free app and the main features.
The information provided in the interim report we are sending to parents outlines their target grade and the effort grade that best describes the attitude and commitment shown to date in each subject taken. All students, whatever their age, level or ability can achieve outstanding effort grades. This judgment is reviewed periodically. In the next interim report (in November) you will receive additional information relating to your child’s currently working at grades but we feel it is too early, at this present time, to provide accurate currently working at grades. The target grades set for your child reflect what we believe they are capable of with hard work and real commitment.
Achieving outstanding effort grades is very highly regarded in college – and is rewarded according to our behaviour policy ‘celebrating success’. In addition, we become concerned about students with requires improvement or inadequate comments across a number of subjects. In these circumstances, teachers will provide guidance on how to improve.
Information on how to download the app is over the page. Once downloaded, the app will store and be the place to go to see interim reports on progress. Without the app these will arrive as a link via a text message. We think having all the reports available in the app in one place is a much better option with the added benefit of being able to see attendance, achievement and behaviour logs. Should you require a paper copy of an interim report, please let us know. Should you have any questions about the app, please email [email protected].
I hope you find the information helpful and informative. With your support and encouragement at home we look forward to seeing some very positive results from this year group. With that in mind, please take the time to discuss the latest interim report on effort this week with your child.
Mr. J. Sleath