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Target Setting & Assessment

Like you, we wish to ensure that your son/daughter has a successful and fulfilling education at Congleton High School.  To that end we monitor students’ progress carefully during their time with us through a regular pattern of target setting, assessments, reports and parents evenings.  Parents receive:

  • Four reports (Learning Records) during the year which give a brief indication of progress and subject specific targets
  • an invitation to a Parents’ Evening where they can discuss their child’s progress individually with subject teachers
  • an invitation to attend Academic Mentoring Day with their son/daughter

Our Academic Mentoring (target setting) programme for students is similar to a performance management review that you might expect to have in the workplace.  Students sit down with their tutor and review the targets set in each of their subjects.  They look at where they have been successful and where their strengths lie and then decide what aspects of their learning they need to focus on going forward, whether that be improving their homework, meeting deadlines, providing more detail in their assignments, doing more reading etc.  We find that setting targets helps to create a positive culture in relation to the performance of all students and encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning.

  • “Data tracking in school is rigorous. This quickly helps identify students who need additional help or more specific support.” Ofsted Dec 2014
  • “Homework is set regularly and consistently throughout the school.” Ofsted Dec 2014