In order for students to make accelerated rates of progress it is imperative that they understand their current position; students need to be clear about why they are performing at that level/grade, how this has been decided and what they need to do to progress to the next level. Furthermore, at The Morley Academy we believe that it is important for parents and carers to have a clear understanding of their child’s current performance and what they need to do to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills further.

Each year group has three Assessment Points. During these weeks your child’s subject teacher will discuss the current level of performance, the evidence for this and the next steps in your child’s learning journey. This conversation will be captured in the yellow assessment pages at the back of your child’s planner. Parents and carers are encouraged to review these with their child and discuss the progress they have made in each subject area. A summary report will also be posted home for you to read and keep after each Assessment Point. The summary report provides parents/carers with the following information:

  • An achievable end of year target which refers to the KS3 level, GCSE number grade/grade or Level 2 Vocational outcome (Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*) that their son/daughter is working towards achieving by the end of the academic year.

  • An Assessment Point KS3 level, GCSE number grade/grade or Level 2 Vocational performance indicator that has currently been achieved.

  • A current effort grade (Outstanding/Good/Requires Improvement/Unsatisfactory).

  • A current on track indicator, indicating whether or not their son/daughter is doing everything they can to work towards their target. If a student has been identified as not being on track, this means that they are not doing all they can to achieve their target. Reasons for them being off track will be provided.

We are keen to engage in dialogue with students, parents and carers; we recognise the importance of working together as partners in learning. Our new online learning platform, eSchools, supports students, parents and carers by providing additional resources to assist with the learning journey. If you have any questions about any aspect of your son/daughter’s performance please do not hesitate to contact your child’s subject teacher or their Head of Year/Student Performance Leader.

Effort Grade Descriptors

Download the Effort Grade Descriptors