Academic Matters

Academic Matters

Reports

Parents will receive three academic progress reports each year – one per term. Autumn and spring reports will be short interim reports. At the end of the Summer Term you will receive a longer end of year report and a general summary of the student’s personal and social development. Individual SMART pupil targets will be included in the report to highlight key areas for improvement. Please discuss the reports with your child to help support their learning at home. A summary of each child’s punctuality and attendance is included on the reports. Please note that we can only distribute reports at the end of school on the day of issue. At any time within the school year, you can request a meeting to talk about your child’s progress. As in many other schools, it is not our practice to send workbooks home, but we would encourage you to make an appointment to talk with the teacher, see the books and discuss the work in context.

Home Learning (Home Support)

AAESS bases our home learning policy on UK government guidelines which emphasise the importance of home learning and how it helps your child to learn.

Why is home learning support valuable?

  • It raises children’s achievement
  • It consolidates and extends the work they have been doing in school
  • It helps to inform parents about their child’s school work and gives them the opportunity to support this
  • Working independently is a valuable life skill and develops good work habits for secondary school and beyond

What sort of activities should children be doing?

Our home learning activities are related to the work your child is doing at school, but will not always be written work.

For young children it will usually be:

  • Reading with parents or carers
  • Games or activities to develop English language, maths or other skills

For older children, home learning may also include:

  • Reading
  • Preparing a presentation to the class
  • Personal research
  • Designing or making something
  • Trying out a simple scientific experiment
  • Solving problems
  • Completing English, maths or other work


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