Ormiston Park Academy aims to ensure a consistent approach to the way we review and assess learning so that students know their efforts in learning are valued. All students should know how well they are doing and how to make continued progress to guarantee the best possible outcome.
All feedback at Ormiston Park Academy provides detailed and personalised evaluation to aid future development. It is expected that in each subject studied, students will undertake six assessments throughout the academic year. This ensures that written feedback is provided to each class at least twice a half term, with further opportunities provided for peer and self-assessment throughout the year dependent on activities and work undertaken.
All feedback relates to lesson objectives and outcomes. Feedback is encouraging with specific praise focusing on knowledge or skills. It allows students to reflect and respond to specific targets to enable them to be stretched and challenged. As well as formal written feedback, other assessment strategies include: teacher assessment, self-assessment, and peer-assessment as well as individual and class verbal feedback.
Practical, project based subjects also provide regular assessment of students’ work, providing guidance as students work on longer projects.
Should you have any questions regarding your child’s reports, please contact your child’s Head of Year. Should you have a question relating to assessment and reporting at the academy, please contact Mrs Thacker at [email protected]